Eden Ahbez: Age 86 | Cause Of Death: CAR CRASH

Born Alexander Aberle

(b. 15 April 1908, Brooklyn, NY, d. 4 March 1995,  CA)

Eden Ahbez was one of the authentic fringe figures in space age pop, a one-shot wonder so dramatically different from anyone else that he became, perhaps, a greater legend than his accomplishments justify. Born a good Jewish boy in Brooklyn, he ended up cultivating a Christ-like appearance and reputation among the fruits and nuts of sunny southern California… he died in 1995 after being hit by a car.
~Space Age Pop, more bio:
Eden Ahbez, composer of the legendary Nat King Cole hit, “Nature Boy,” died on March 4, 1995, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Sky Valley, California. “Nature Boy,” originally written in the late 1940’s, was recorded by dozens of artists, including George Benson and Ahbez, himself.  Brooklyn-born Ahbez lived semi-reclusively during his later years in Desert Hot Springs, California.  Two albums of Ahbez music are being released in 1995. ~ASCAP