I'll repeat here what I found, for the sake of future readers:
Searching around, there seems to be quite a bit of disagreement
about Paul's age at his death. There also seems to be uncertainty
regarding his death occurring while body-surfing. One writer says
he read, in a book by Paul's daughter, that he died in a car
accident. See the post on this page on Rawtimes, by searching the
page for: '14:33:25 (PDT)' - without quotes.
It seems there may have been some dissemblance going on, of
which he was aware. Search this page on ChetDay.com for the
term 'PAUL BRAGG LIKED BURGERS':
Consequently, the birth and death dates I found by searching
on the Social Security Death Index Search, which is a very
authoritative resource, seem less puzzling, to me.
There's a Paul Bragg who died in December, 1976, who was born
February 6. 1895, which would make him 81. His last recorded
place of residence was Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, CA in
zip code 92240. This sounds like our man. See this page:
Only two other Paul Braggs were born so long ago - one was
born July 11, 1894 and died in November 1973 with the last
residence being Framingham, Middlesex, MA in zip code 01701.
He was 79.
The other was born August, 1895, and died in February, 1975,
with the last residence being in Florida, in zip code 32748.
He was 79.
These last two are on this page:
I'm glad you were able to confirm his residence in Desert
Hot Springs, thus confirming the first listing.
Searches done, via Google:
"Paul Bragg" fasting "died in"