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Jani Lane: Autopsy planned on Warrant band member

August 12, 2011 |  7:45 am

Jani Lane, a member of Warrant, was found dead and an autopsy is planned

The L.A. County Coroner's office is planning an autopsy on Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, who was found dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills.

Lane's body was found at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Los Angeles police said.

Obituary: Jani Lane, lead singer for metal band Warrant, dies at 47

Lane, born John Oswald, “was discovered unresponsive" in a room at the hotel, said Coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department paramedics.

The autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

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.


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Photo: Jani Lane, third from left, with other members of Warrant in 1988. Credit: John Scarpati