How Did Rock ‘n Roll Singer Really Die?

Twenty-four year old Bobby Fuller of Goose Creek (now Baytown) had it all:  good looks, great voice, a talent for writing songs and the Top 40 hit “I Fought the Law and the Law Won.”  But on the night of July 18, 1966 he was found dead in his car on a Hollywood street.

The official cause of death was accidental asphyxiation from sniffing gasoline fumes, an odd way to get high for a rising star with plenty of cash.  To this day, many of Fuller’s friends and fans believe he was murdered.  One of them, a man in East Texas, accused organized crime in an anonymous letter he wrote to me after my column on the mystery appeared in papers a few years ago.

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