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Jani Lane of rock band Warrant is found dead in Woodland Hills

August 11, 2011 | 10:58 pm

Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was found dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills, police said.

Lane, 47, was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in a hotel in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The cause of death was unknown, and the case was turned over to the Los Angeles county coroner's office, LAPD Officer Sara Faden said.

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