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Jane's Addiction man Dave Navarro to be honoured for film about mother's murder

Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro (Image credit: Getty)

Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will receive an award for his work raising awareness of domestic violence and criminal injustice.

The musician and actor has been working with his friend, writer-director Todd Newman, to produce his personal documentary Mourning Son – which details the brutal murder of his mother by her ex-boyfriend John Riccardi in 1993.

The Investigation Discovery television network has partnered with Glamour magazine for the fourth annual Inspire A Difference honours event, which takes place in New York City this autumn. And they’ve chosen Navarro to be one of the recipients.

Navarro says: “Losing a loved one to domestic violence is a difficult and unfortunately much-too-common event. It is my hope that Mourning Son was a way to shine a light on this horrible epidemic within our culture, so that we can all help end it.

“I appreciate the efforts by Investigation Discovery and Inspire A Difference, and am touched that they would bestow me with this honour.”

Mourning Son will be available via video-on-demand services from December 1.

Meanwhile, Jane’s Addiction will launch their Sterling Spoon Anniversary tour on July 15.

Jane’s Addiction Sterling Spoon tour 2016

Jul 15: Brooklyn Coney Island Amphitheater, NY (with Dinosaur Jr)
Jul 16: Asbury Park Stone Pony Summerstage, NJ (with Dinosaur Jr)
Jul 19: Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA (with Dinosaur Jr and Living Colour)
Jul 20: Philadelphia The Fillmore, PA (with Dinosaur Jr and Living Colour)
Jul 22: Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, MI (with Dinosaur Jr and Living Colour)
Jul 23: Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, OH (with Dinosaur Jr and Living Colour)

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