Spirit in the Sky Singer Norman Greenbaum Critical After Car Wreck

Norman Greenbaum, best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song “Spirit in the Sky” remained in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital Monday after being involved in a car accident that left a motorcyclist dead.

Greenbaum, 72, was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle.

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The driver of the motorcycle, 20-year-old Ihab Usama Halaweh, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the CHP statement. Continue reading