Sinar Parman, 1954-2017: Chef to Scientology's celebs who escaped to dish on L. Ron Hubbard - 2017-11-18
Sinar Parman, a longtime Sea Org worker who was chef to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and later to its current leader, David Miscavige, was found dead at his Yucaipa, California home on November 11. He was 63.
Parman cooked not only for Scientology's leaders but also for its celebrities, including catering the 1990 wedding of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. But we remember him best as a crucial source for the history of Scientology's "Int Base" and the later years of L. Ron Hubbard's life. We considered him one of the best sources for Scientology history, and his sudden, unexpected death is being dearly felt at the Underground Bunker.
"I first got to know Sinar when he was Hubbard's chef at La Quinta. We became good friends, he was an easy guy to like. Because he was Indonesian we had an immediate kinship being from the same part of the world," says Mike Rinder, the Australian who was once Scientology's top international spokesman and is known today for co-starring on A&E's series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.