Fuller died at age 23 under mysterious circumstances. Here is a YouTube video dramatizing some of the unresolved details. link
Lesser known was Fuller's involvement in surf music in the early 1960's. Here are three songs he wrote and recorded, all of which appear to contain the same guitar riff which culminated in its purest form in "Our Favorite Martian" recorded and released in 1964.
First there is "The Chase" which I have not been able to date, but I put it first because I suspect it came first:
"Stringer" was recorded in 1963; listen at the 57 second mark for the same basic riff:
Finally, the whole riff was purified and distilled into my favorite, er, "Our Favorite Martian" from 1964: