Susan Frances Strom



Age: 44


Summary: aspiring botanist and daughter of retired U.S. federal judge Lyle Elmer Strom who was just shy of graduating from Oregon State University in 1975 when she joined the UFO cult Heaven's Gate founded by music teacher turned cult leader Marshall Applewhite, who was the only one of Strom's seven children not in attendance when he was sworn in as a U.S. District judge in 1985.



Cause of Death: Suicide by massive drug and alcohol overdose


Born: February 19, 1953


Died: March 26, 1997


Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California