|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1984|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 2012|
Los Angeles County
Alexander Jentzsch was the son of Heber Jentzsch and Karen de la Carriere.
Heber Jentzsch and Karen de la Carriere were married in 1978. They separated in 1989.
His father Heber Jentzsch became the President of the Church of Scientology International in 1982.
Alexander was a member of Scientology and he formally joined its elite organization called the Sea Org at the age of eight years old.
Alexander married Andrea Kavon, a fellow Sea Org member.
In 2010, Alexander and Andrea Jentzsch left the Sea Org but remained in Scientology due to the fact that Andrea was pregnant and babies are not allowed in the Sea Org. (She miscarried.)
After he left the Sea Org, Alexander took a job in sales at a Scientology-owned company in Dallas, Texas. During this time in Dallas, Alexander was involved in a traffic accident that injured him to such an extent that he began to take prescription pain pills. Alexander lost his job and began on a downward spiral.
He was found dead at the home of his wife's parents Jeffrey and Maureen Evans in Sylmar, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, on July 3, 2012. He was later transported to the Cedar Hill Mortuary in Los Angeles.
His death was investigated by the Los Angeles Coroner and the Los Angeles Police Department.
His father Heber Jentzsch was present at a memorial service on July 12, 2012 held at the Scientology Hollywood Celebrity Centre on Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Heber Jentzsch performed the eulogy speech at the ceremony. Stan Gerson served as the master of ceremonies at the event, and the service was lead by Dave Petit. Pamela Lancaster Johnson performed the song "Angels" by Sarah McLachlan with replaced wording appropriate to Alexander's life. Subsequently Carter Ramson and Pamela Lancaster Johnson performed a duet piece my prayer accompanied by pianist Eric Zimmerman. Tim Burke and Kenny Davis, friends of Alexander, gave speeches about him at the memorial service.
Alexander's mother Karen de la Carriere and friends held a memorial service for her son on the ship Spirit on the waters off of Long Beach Harbor, California on July 13, 2012. Karen de la Carriere tossed rose petals into the Pacific Ocean as part of the memorial service. Trey Lotz gave a speech at the memorial ceremony. Those in attendance included a television crew from the program Inside Edition and Emmy Award-winning journalist Mark Bunker. Others who came to the memorial service on the ship Spirit included Tory Christman, Bent Corydon, Samantha Domingo, Michael Fairman accompanied by his wife Joy Graysen, and Tiziano Lugli. Karen de la Carriere reflected on the memorial service to Tony Ortega of The Village Voice, "It was very nice. We believe in immortality. We believe that the soul lives on. Alexander's spirit, it's OK."
Birth and death dates confirmed by Karen de la Carriere, September 25, 2012. Note: Memorial text directly incorporates some of the writings of Karen de la Carriere about her son.
Boyle, Christina; Nancy Dillon. "'It's sadistic' - Grieving ma rips Scientology". New York Daily News. July 7, 2012. Edition: Metro. Section: News. p. 9.
Garcia, Elena. "Alexander Jentzsch's Mom Asks Why Scientology Kept Death Secret". The Christian Post. July 10, 2012.
Ortega, Tony. "No Memorial Service for Scientology President's Son? 'So Despicable, It's Almost Beyond Words'". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 7, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "Scientology President's son dies; Death of Alexander Jentzsch kept from mother, an ex-member". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 5, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "10,000 Scientologists Got This E-Mail Today About 'Disconnection,' their Church President, and a Mysterious Death". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 9, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "Alexander Jentzsch, Son of Scientology's President, Memorialized At Sea". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 14, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "Video from the Memorial of Alexander Jentzsch". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 15, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "Alexander Jentzsch's Death Under Investigation After Unusual Responses from Scientology In-Laws". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 17, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Ortega, Tony. "Scientologists Told that Alexander Jentzsch Died of Reaction to 'Prescribed Painkiller'". The Village Voice. Blogs. Runnin' Scared. Scientology. July 19, 2012. Village Voice Media.
Wahl, Liz. "Scientology gone mad? Is fact stranger than fiction? An inside look at Scientology". RTAmerica. October 5, 2012. YouTube.
Schaefer, Richard T; William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Lifestyles. Worth Publishers; Ninth Edition edition (October 15, 2010). ISBN 1429232242. p. 320.
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Record added: Sep 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97807433
May Alexander's sun always shine on his family and friends...and may he fly high and enjoy the peace Scientology could not give him. ((hugs)) Tory/Magoo|
Added: Oct. 4, 2012
Rest in peace, sweet prince !|
Added: Sep. 28, 2012
Added: Sep. 26, 2012