Anniversary of the passing of musician and mesothelioma victim Warren Zevon

Linda Reinstein, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Jordan Zevon Issue Statements on the Anniversary of the Passing of Warren Zevon

riday September 7, 12:19 pm ET

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Today, on the anniversary of Warren’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with his son, Jordan Zevon, and the entire Zevon family. We are grateful to have Jordan’s support and determination as we continue the fight to ban asbestos globally, especially now that new studies are revealing that asbestos patients are now younger than in previous reports. With a new median age of 51, it is clear that action needs to be taken to prevent environmental exposure in the future,” stated Linda Reinstein, Executive Director and Co-Founder of ADAO. “By remembering Warren’s passing, we turn a tragic event into an opportunity to educate Americans on the dangers and consequences of the deadly asbestos mineral.”

“One of the ways in which I celebrate my father’s life is by working with ADAO. In the beginning of my work with ADAO, I would shrug my shoulders and say: I want to help, but I really don’t know anything about this. I am grateful that time has amended that statement as my education continues on a daily basis,” stated Jordan Zevon, National Spokesman of ADAO. “I’ve learned so much through ADAO and although most of it is an ‘Inconvenient Truth,’ there’s a heart-felt side and a band of warm families, friends, doctors and advocates that are making a difference. Everyone at ADAO continues to fight for awareness and a cure and continues to press on with dedication and love.”

Editor’s note: Extended statement by Jordan Zevon on his father’s passing can be found online at:

About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims a united voice to help ensure that their rights are fairly represented and protected, and raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the often deadly asbestos related diseases. ADAO is funded through voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. For more information visit


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