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Geoffrey Quentin McCaully Hubbard

Birthplace: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
Death: November 12, 1976 (22)
Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States (Suicide)
Immediate Family:

Son of L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard
Brother of Diana Meredith Horwich; Mary Suzette Rochelle White and Arthur Ronald Conway Hubbard
Half brother of Ronald DeWolf; Catherine May Gillespie and Private

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About Quentin Hubbard


Geoffrey Quentin McCaully Hubbard (January 6, 1954 – November 12, 1976), was the son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and his third wife, Mary Sue Hubbard. He died at the age of 22 in an apparent suicide.

After Ron's eldest son Ron Jr. quit Scientology in 1959, Ron chose Quentin as his successor to lead the organization. Quentin went to sea with Ron when he established the Sea Organization, living on the flagship Apollo and reaching the highest level of auditor training. He disagreed with his father's plans, sometimes saying that he wanted to be a pilot, and in 1974 that he would like to be a dancer. Soon after this, a friend found him in the midst of a suicide attempt. Quentin survived this attempt and was assigned to the Rehabilitation Project Force.

Former Scientologists have said that Quentin was homosexual, and that this clearly caused him a great deal of personal torment due to the homophobia of the era. Scientology doctrine classified homosexuals as "sexual pervert[s]" and "quite ill physically." Another source close to him claims that his alleged homosexuality was an act to avoid relationships that his father might not approve. Quentin is described as having had a gentle demeanor, with none of his father's bombast.

In 1975 the Sea Org moved to shore in Clearwater, Florida. Quentin was assigned to operations there but was often absent. Police discovered him unconscious in his car in Las Vegas on October 28, 1976, without any identifying documents. L. Ron Hubbard was furious at the news, shouting, "That stupid fucking kid! Look what he's done to me!", Quentin died two weeks later without having regained consciousness. Although there had been a hose from the car's window to the tailpipe, a test for carbon monoxide was negative. Mrs. Hubbard told Scientologists that Quentin had died from encephalitis. L. Ron Hubbard is said to have deteriorated rapidly after Quentin's death, becoming dishevelled and increasingly paranoid.

Unlike his elder brother Ronald, The Church of Scientology has never attempted to discredit Quentin, but has maintained a complete silence around the subject of Quentin and does not make any mention of him in any of their publications or websites.

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Quentin Hubbard's Timeline

January 6, 1954
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
November 12, 1976
Age 22
Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States