|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1947|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2003|
Rock Musician. An acclaimed songwriter, he wrote and recorded the 1970s hit song "Werewolves of London," among many other memorable tunes containing a sardonic wit and darkly humorous themes. Before gaining his own celebrity, he wrote hit songs in the early 1970s for singer Linda Ronstadt, including "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me," "Carmelita" and "Hasten Down the Wind." He then recorded his own albums, "Warren Zevon" and "Excitable Boy," which brought him great popular and critical acclaim. His writing style spanned musical genres from hard-driving rock to folk, as well as classical, polka and other influences. In his final months, he summoned the energy to complete a last album, "The Wind," released in August 2003. It includes the poignant "Keep Me in Your Heart," an edgy "Disorder in the House" and a remake of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." In September of 2001, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, said to be caused by exposure to asbestos particulates. Announcing to the press that he had terminal cancer, he stated with his traditional wry humor: "It would be a shame if I didn't make it to see the next James Bond movie." (bio by: A.J. Marik)
Cause of death: Lung cancer - Asbestosis
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Sep 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7845269
Added by: Anonymous
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