Jani Lane Dies: Warrant Lead Singer Found Dead

Jani Lane
Jani Lane screen shot from video
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Jani Lane screen shot from video

Jani Lane, former frontman for the heavy metal glam band “Warrant,” died Thursday around 5:30 p.m., according to multiple reports.

Lane was found dead at the Comfort Inn Hotel in Woodland Hill, Los Angeles. The cause of death is unknown. He was 47.

The singer of the popular song, “Cherry Pie,” suffered from alcohol related problems. He was arrested for a DUI last spring, and was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, E! reported.

Popular for his long blonde hair and leather outfits, Lane joined the group in 1984. His first two albums, including “Cherry Pie,” both sold over 2 million copies and received double platinum standing.

He remained close with his former band members but officially left the group in 2008. He left and returned several times before 2008, including his last hiatus in 1992, according to the Daily Mail.

He released his solo album in 2003 called “Back Down to One” which received great reviews from his fans.

The singer was also a member of the second season of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” that aired in 2005.

His fellow rock n’ rollers went on Twitter to express their grief and offer condolences to his family.

“Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man,” said famed guitarist Slash.

Added Bret Michaels, “We’d like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss.”

The singer is survived by his wife and four children.