Warrant’s Jani Lane Cause of Death Remains Unknown, Autopsy Inconclusive
Singer and reality television star Jani Lane was found dead in a Californa hotel room Thursday evening.
Lane was the former lead singer of the late 80s and early 90s hard rock band Warrant.
An autopsy failed to reveal a determined cause of death.
Blood tests are being performed but toxicology results could take several weeks to months before they are complete.
Lane was found unresponsive in his Woodland Hills hotel room. Although a partially consumed bottle of alcohol was found in his room, as well as prescription drugs, authorities have no indication or reason to believe that Lane may have taken his own life.
Lane’s time with Warrant was tumultuous, due primarily to his heavy drug and alcohol abuse. Lane appeared on VH1’s ‘Celebrity Fit Club’ in 2005, as an attempt to regain some control of his health and physique. Lane penned most of the band’s smash hit songs including “Down Boys” and “Heaven.”
Warrant also released a string of hit songs that include “Cherry Pie,” “I Saw Red,” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” before seemingly fading away into obscurity.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jani’s passing,” the band posted on the Warrant website.
Lane leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and a legacy of memorable rock ballads.