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Singer Greenbaum in fatal car crash

Norman Greenbaum, the singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit Spirit In The Sky, is in a critical condition after a car accident that killed a motorcyclist in his Northern California home city.

Greenbaum, 72, who wrote and sang the hit song and featured in 50 films and several TV shows, was a passenger in a Subaru Outback that turned left and crossed into the motorcycle's path in Santa Rosa on Saturday afternoon, the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa said.

The motorcycle's 20-year-old driver, Ihab Usama Halaweh, died at the scene and his passenger was also critically injured.

Authorities said the car driver was not injured and alcohol was not suspected.


From Belfast Telegraph