The criminal Jim Jones died at the age of 47. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Infamous as the leader of the Peoples Temple cult, he orchestrated the 1978 Jonestown, Guyana murder/suicide of close to 1,000 members of the organization (including more than 200 children). Jones died from what was likely a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Before founding the Peoples Temple, he was involved with the Communist Party USA and also directed Indiana’s Human Rights Commission. Before establishing his quasi-religious community in Jonestown, Guyana, Jones based his organization in Indiana and California, U.S.A.
The 2013 horror film The Sacrament was largely inspired by the events of the Jonestown massacre.
He grew up in Indiana and Virginia as the child of Lynetta Putnam and World War I soldier James Thurman Jones. He married Marceline Baldwin in 1949 and went on to raise six adopted and one biological child.
United States Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered in Jonestown while investigating claims of human rights violations there.
How did Jim Jones die?
A few apparently objected, but in the end, more than 900 cultists, including more than 200 children, were soon lying lifeless on the ground. Jones, too, was dead, with a gunshot wound to the head. Jim Jones, right, with an unidentified man at Jonestown on November 18, 1978.
"A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it."Jim Jones
"A lot of people are tired around here, but I'm not sure they're ready to lie down, stretch out and fall asleep."Jim Jones
"To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed."Jim Jones