Lyman Spurlock, 1945-2014: Imprisoned and abused, a loyal Scientology executive to the end - 2014-09-08
We received confirmation that Lyman Spurlock, a longtime and high-ranking official in the Church of Scientology, died last month after a battle with cancer. He was 69.
Spurlock had worked directly with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, and was a key figure in Hubbard's scheme to reorganize Scientology while he was in hiding in the early 1980s. In more recent years, eyewitnesses say Spurlock quietly and without complaint suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of current Scientology leader David Miscavige. He spent much of his life at Scientology's secretive International Base east of Los Angeles, but left it recently for Scientology's spiritual mecca in Clearwater, Florida, loyal to the organization to the end.