Summary: co-founder and self-proclaimed leader of the infamous Heaven's Gate religious cult group, in which the group had only 39 members including 21 females, a former cowboy actor, and the younger brother of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, but who had allegedly brainwashed all the members believing that UFOs would take their spirits to there mothership with the Hale-Bopp comet into Heaven if they would take their own lives in an apparent mass suicide.
Cause of Death: Suicide by massive drug and alcohol overdose
Born: May 17, 1931
Died: March 26, 1997
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California