[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Jani Lane’s autopsy has not revealed any conclusive cause of death, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s authorities on Friday.
Family, friends and fans of the former metal-band Warrant singer are still waiting for the results of toxicology and other tests that “will come in over the next two months or so,” said Assistant Chief Coroner, Ed Winter.
Jani Lane, 47, was pronounced dead early Thursday evening after paramedics found him unresponsive in a Comfort Inn room in Woodland Hills,LA, far from his Redondo Beach home.
Jani Lane’s autopsy has not revealed any conclusive cause of death
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]Prescription medications and a half-bottle of alcohol were found in the hotel room where he died, but police officials said there was no indication that Jani Lane had intentionally taken his own life.
A cause of death similarly in limbo is that of 27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse, found dead July 23, whose autopsy yielded no clear answers. In that case, Amy Winehouse’s family reportedly believes sudden withdrawal from alcohol will be revealed as the culprit after toxicology and other tests results are returned.
Jani Lane, whose lead-singer relationship with Warrant was on-and -off, wrote the biggest hits for the hair-metal band including “Heaven,” “Cherry Pie” and “Down Boys.”
Warrant is an American glam metal band from Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Warrant’s two first albums – “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich” in 1989 and “Cherry Pie” in 1990 – sold more than 2 million copies each, achieving double-platinum status.
Warrant’s two first albums – “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich” in 1989 and “Cherry Pie” in 1990 - sold more than 2 million copies each, achieving double-platinum status
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jani’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Jani was a very important part of our lives for a long time. We will always be incredibly proud of the music we created together. He was a true talent and will be missed by all of us.”
Warrant band said Friday on its website posting.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”]Warrant former lead-singer, Jani Lane was found dead Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel, Los Angeles.
The lead singer of Warrant, the Hollywood metal rock band, Jani Lane, 47, was found dead in a Woodland Hills hotel on Thursday evening, according to the officer Sara Faden. She added there was no immediate information on the cause or circumstances of Jani Lane’s death.
With his long blond hair and tight leather outfits, Jani Lane embodied the excess of 1980s “hair metal” rock bands.
Warrant former lead-singer, Jani Lane was found dead Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel, Los Angeles.
Jani Lane, born John Kennedy Oswald in Akron, Ohio on February 1, 1964, adopted his stage name in the early ’80s before he moved to LA and joining Warrant.
Jani Lane joined Warrant in 1984 and created the Warrant’s biggest hits “Heaven”, “Down Boys”, “Cherry Pie” and “Sometimes She Cries”,which displayed the yin and yang of teenage desire.
In the “Cherry Pie”, Warrant celebrates the woman describing her as a “cherry pie” and the result was a scream-along anthem tailor-made for testosterone-fueled pop metal heads and the women who loved them.
However, as a self-respecting metal band, Warrant and the bleached-blond Lane had a softer side, that could be seen on full display in the video for “Heaven,” a love ballad with the slow motion images of Jani Lane and the band enjoying their rock-star lives. We can see Lane showing off his tattoo, swinging around on a band member’s back, performing at massive outdoor concerts, dancing in the back of a limousine, signing ecstatic fans’ T-shirts and twirling in front of the mike stand, his perfectly coiffed hair shining like a lion’s mane.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”] The albums Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989) and Cherry Pie (1990) went double platinum.
Warrant and Jani Lane rose on the Sunset Strip circuit in the mid 80’s alongside kindred spirits Guns N’ Roses, but, ironically, one of their early fans was funk singer Prince, who tried to sign with the band to his Paisley Park imprint. Warrant eventually signed with Columbia Records.
Their wave of success lasted until early 90’s. Jani Lane had an on-and-off relationship with the band, leaving it in 1992 before returning and quitting again several times. At that time, grunge had replaced metal on the rock charts and the band’s hits stopped coming
[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Eventually he left the band to pursue a solo career. In 2005 Lane joined VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. He rejoined Warrant in 2008 only to leave it again months later, for good.
Jani Lane had a history of alcohol-related issues, and was arrested twice on DUI charges.
According to TMZ, Lane had a history of alcohol-related issues, and was arrested twice on DUI charges.
Celebrities reacted to former Warrant singer death on Twitter: Dane Cook said, “RIP Jani Lane your music was my youth.”
From glam rock contemporary Bret Michaels: “We’d like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss,” wrote the Poison singer.
Jani Lane is survived by two daughters from two previous marriages.