Remembering Nelson Eddy today. In 1967 he suffered a massive stroke onstage while performing, 65 years old, and never regained consciousness. This photo of was part of a series shot in 1938, during a period of his life when he was happy in his personal life. By nature he was highly intelligent, funny, artistic in many genres, creative, an amazing singer, and he loved animals and nature. Very few photos capture that energy and joy of life but this one certainly does!