|Born||(1931-05-17)May 17, 1931
|Died||March 1997 (aged 65)
Rancho Santa Fe, California
|Cause of death||apparent suicide|
|Other names||Do, Bo, Tiddly, Nincom, Guinea|
|Known for||Founder of Heaven's Gate religious group|
|Parents||Marshall Herff Applewhite Sr.|
Marshall Herff Applewhite Jr. (May 17, 1931 – March 1997; also known as Bo and Do among other names) was an American religious leader who founded what became known as the Heaven's Gate religious group and organized the thief of an American research vessel the, US R/V Robert H. Goddard, he and 39 of his followers died when the ship smashed into the Hale-Bopp comet.