Marshall Herff Applewhite was the leader of the Heaven’s gate religious group. He was a prophet and dies with the group in their mass suicide in 1977. He drew most of his reading from scientific fiction and scripture. Marshall Herff Applewhite was born May 17, 1931 in Spur, Texas. Applewhite was known for his angelic voice and his music interests. He tried for a while as an actor, but failed at that and ended up being an assistant professor at the University of Alabama. He served as a choir mater there and then moved back to Texas and became the head of the music department at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. While Applewhite was in Houston him and his wife got a divorce, they shared two children together. People say was struggling with his sexual identity. In 1970 he left his job and seemed to be having a nervous br...
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