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Jani Lane: alcohol, prescription drugs in motel room where he died

August 12, 2011 |  8:20 am

Warrant singer Jani Lane found dead
Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room where Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was discovered dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills, law enforcement sources said.

An autopsy will determine how the 47-year-old Redondo Beach resident died, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. Lane's body was found about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a room at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.

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

“He was discovered unresponsive," said Coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter.

 Lane, born John Oswald, was pronounced dead by fire department paramedics.

Warrant's two first albums -- "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" in 1989 and "Cherry Pie" in 1990 -- sold more than 2 million copies each.


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Photo: Warrant singer Jani Lane performs in Las Vegas in 2005. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images