Tiponi Grey Magi was memorialized at the end of Season 3 Episode 4: The Disappeared of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Her death was not explained on the show, which left fans wondering what happened to Tiponi Grey.
Tiponi was a mother of three children, who died due to natural causes about a month ago. She reportedly collapsed in her apartment and was taken to a hospital. Grey was 50 years old when she suddenly passed away.
In 2016, Tiponi Grey left her job at the Church of Scientology and first got involved with the organization through a boyfriend. Tiponi revealed to Leah Remini that she felt that the religion was more like a business and had little to offer the black community as they explored the Church’s relationship with the Nation of Islam.
Why was Tiponi Grey memorialized at the end of the show? Did I miss something? What happened? I can’t help but think of the worst case scenario. I understand the need for respect, but this possibility is just so heartbreaking. 😔💔#ScientologyTheAftermath @LeahRemini @MikeRinder
— 🍁 𝒰𝓃𝒶𝐵𝒟 🇨🇦 (@una_bd) December 12, 2018
Tiponi Grey In memoriam, what happened ?
— Bobby Hamilton (@Bobbyh9700) December 12, 2018
According to a GoFundMe set up by her daughter, she was ill for a long time and wanted to be cremated.
Her daughter Tylan Givens wrote the following in a statement on the GoFundMe page:
“My mother was a loving person, who loved the youth, life and her family.
“She was ill for a long time but that never stopped her from enjoying life and accomplishing her goals.
“She loved to dance and most of all loved Her 3 children and 6 grandchildren with all her life. She was our life, my backbone, my best friend my daughters’ father and grandma all in one.
“A part of us has left with her. We will always love her and think of all the good memories we shared together.”
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) June 21, 2018
Leah Remini’s documentary series is on the third season, which premiered last month on A&E.
In the episode, Leah Remini explores Scientology’s Gold Base in Riverside County where family members of Scientologists have trouble communicating with their loved ones.
Leah and Mike Rinder offer support to the niece of a former high-ranking Scientology executive who travels to meet her uncle.