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Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane

DEAD AT 47

8/12/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jani Lane Dead
Jani Lane -- former lead singer of the rock band Warrant -- was found dead at a hotel in L.A. Thursday evening ... TMZ has learned.

Lane's body was discovered at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, CA. So far, no official cause of death has been released.

Jani Lane DiedLane famously penned the band's biggest hit "Cherry Pie" back in 1989 ... before eventually leaving the band to pursue a solo career.

Lane had a history of alcohol-related issues -- he was ordered to serve 120 days in jail after he was arrested for DUI in 2010 ... his second DUI in two years.

Lane was 47.


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danecook danecook

"whoa can we rewind to where we've been ooh I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in" RIP Jani Lane your music was my youth

davenavarro6767 davenavarro6767

Sad to hear about Jani Lane... Had a chance to play with him in Camp Freddy years ago. Very nice guy. RIP pal...

bretmichaels bretmichaels

We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI


0803-remembering-jani
danecook danecook

"whoa can we rewind to where we've been ooh I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in" RIP Jani Lane your music was my youth

davenavarro6767 davenavarro6767

Sad to hear about Jani Lane... Had a chance to play with him in Camp Freddy years ago. Very nice guy. RIP pal...

StevenAdlerSite StevenAdlerSite

I'm so sad that I lost another dear friend to this horrible disease. I've known Jani for over 30 years and he had a heart of gold. Luv u bro

MrTommyLand MrTommyLand

RIP Jani Lane

bretmichaels bretmichaels

We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI

Slash Slash

Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man.

NikkiSixx NikkiSixx

I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP.

IAmJericho IAmJericho

Sad to hear about the passing of Jani Lane. Jani was a good guy and one of the best songwriters in the late 80s Dog Eat Dog-very underrated



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181.

smitty62    

Thanks for the songs and the memories, RIP brother...........

1132 days ago
182.

Aaron P.    

Damn, last time I saw him was on that celebrity fit club show on VH1...

1132 days ago
183.

Kevin Dale Hetchler    

It saddens me to hear of such talent gone to waste!Jani brother,spread those wings and jam up there in heaven,it's not to far now brother! Rock On!

1132 days ago
184.

ion girl    

wow, he looks like Leif Garrett

1132 days ago
185.

w    

i would not doubt if christie brinkley had something to do with it! she since the 80's that cherrie was written for her!

1132 days ago
186.

Duane    

Janie was a great performer and musician...
Warrant's CD's (with Janie fronting them) got progressively even better through the 90's.
I'll never forget the first time I saw Warrant (open for Paul Stanley)in May 88' at the Ritz in NYC. I wasn't expecting much but Janie came out and really kicked ass...
So much fun to watch him having fun....
A few years later Warrant was opening for Poison...
(Nassau Coliseum, LI) They just released "Cherry Pie" and were on top.
I'll never forget Janie jumping into the crowd from the stage. I never saw another lead singer do that....
I'm not saying this because Janie's gone but he really was my all time favorite performer.
He's gone young but I suspect he had a full, long life of fun...
What a great talent he really was...

1132 days ago
187.

Suzanne    

I toured with Warrant on the "Cherry Pie" tour. We had some great times. I will miss him. My sympathy to his family and especially his daughter.

1132 days ago
188.

Bobby Borg    

Lots of memories. Lane was a caring, smart, and talented guy. Remember him for that.

1132 days ago
189.

Princess C. Windsor    

I will miss you Jani!!!! RIP!!!!!

1132 days ago
190.

Bobby Borg    

Lots of memories. He was a good guy deep down and talented. Remember that.

1132 days ago
191.

heidi    

Shocking! yet we saw it coming. Jani, may you rest in peace now and use that angelic voice to sing with the angels! You will be missed, you were loved even though you could not see it! I feel a piece of me went with you. Thank you for the memories and great times on the strip! you will always be a part of me and my memories. I pray your family and girls will be strong and know you loved them and always will! RIP Jani

1132 days ago
192.

Annie    

R.I.P. Jani Lane... This is TRULY?? A SAD DAY........ Not only were you a STAR here on EARTH? Your Now One of the Brightest Of All The Stars UP in the Heavens..

1132 days ago
193.

Annie    

R.I.P. Jani Lane... This is TRULY?? A SAD DAY........ Not only were you a STAR here on EARTH? Your Now One of the Brightest Of All The Stars UP in the Heavens..

1132 days ago
194.

Duane    

Janie was a great performer and musician...
I think my favorite part of the great Warrant shows was just Janie with an acoustic guitar....
Warrant's CD's (with Janie fronting them) got progressively even better through the 90's.
I'll never forget the first time I saw Warrant (open for Paul Stanley)in May 88' at the Ritz in NYC. I wasn't expecting much but Janie came out and really kicked ass...
So much fun to watch him having fun....
A few years later Warrant was opening for Poison...
(Nassau Coliseum, LI) They just released "Cherry Pie" and were on top.
I'll never forget Janie jumping into the crowd from the stage. I never saw another lead singer do that....
I'm not saying this because Janie's gone but he really was my all time favorite performer.
He's gone young but I suspect he had a full, long life of fun...
What a great talent he really was...

1132 days ago
195.

Jake    

Man, so sad, Heaven isn't too far away buddy!

1132 days ago
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