7 Musicians Who Predicted Their Own Death In Lyrics
5. Warren Zevon
Lyrics That Predicted His Death:
I've been working in the factoryKickin asbestos in the factoryPunchin out Chryslers in the factory Breathin that plastic in the factory - The Factory
How He Died: Warren Zevon, best known as the howler behind "Werewolves of London," never worked in a factory of any kind. He never worked construction or held any job that might have required a respirator. His first job was as a musician and his last job was as a musician.
So it's a little curious that someone who never faced repeated exposure to asbestos would succumb to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused--almost exclusively--by repeated exposure to asbestos. And it's stupid amounts of serendipitous that Zevon wrote a song about it.
Who knows, maybe the walls of the studio he recorded "The Factory" in were chalked full of the stuff?