Kirstie Alley, OT 8 and one of Scientology's most iconic celebs, dead at 71
Kirstie Alley’s children True and Lillie Stevenson put out a statement today that their mother had died after a short battle with cancer. The Cheers actress was 71.
She’s also been known as one of Scientology’s most well-known celebrities, and an often very vocal defender of the organization.
When Leah Remini made her public exit from Scientology in 2013, Alley had unkind things to say about her, and continued to throw insults Remini’s way.
In 2018, we reported that one of Scientology’s own publications had revealed that Alley had reached the ultimate auditing level on the “Bridge to Total Freedom,” which is known as Operating Thetan Level Eight, or “OT 8.” The magazine included this quote from the actress about attaining a level that gave her power over “matter, energy, space, and time.”
Now here I stand a New OT VIII shiny, fresh and calm… well, as calm as a thetan like me can be. I am more confident than ever before. And here’s the big news. I now fully have the confront that puts me right up that damn confront scale with other Scientology Freedom Fighters!
In their message, Kirstie’s son and daughter referred to the Moffitt Cancer Center and Alley’s short battle with the disease. This should answer the inevitable questions that will come up about whether the actress had sought proper medical care or, as many Scientologists do, had harbored the deep distrust of the medical profession shared by Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
We didn’t see the notice right away this evening because Kirstie has had us blocked at Twitter for many years.
But we will miss her online antics.
That Kirstie’s announcement comes on December 5, a day we associate with the death of another Scientologist, Lisa McPherson, is something we’re only beginning to come to grips with.
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