Remembering Warren Zevon, 1947-2003

5 Sep 2008 by under People

Sunday, Sept. 7, is the fifth anniversary of Warren Zevon’s death. The Grammy award-winning composer and musican, who penned such popular tunes as “Werewolves of London,” passed away in 2003 from , at age 56.

The following videos are from Zevon’s last appearance on the David Letterman show in October 2002, where he was the only guest for the program, a tribute to his life and work. During the interview with Letterman, Zevon quipped that facing death had taught him to “enjoy every sandwich,” a reminder to savor each moment of life.

These videos provide a wonderful portrait of this talented musician. He is greatly missed.

Warren Zevon’s son, Jordan, also a talented musician, is an active advocate for and asbestos disease awareness, and spokesperson for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

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