Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Heaven isn't too far away for Jani Lane. The former lead singer of Warrant was found dead at a Woodland Hills, Calif., Comfort Inn last week. So far no cause of death has been given, but the 47-year-old rocker had long struggled with alcohol issues. Lane was the voice behind such '90s hair band hits as "Cherry Pie," "Downboys," "I Saw Red," "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Heaven." According to TMZ, one source says that a half bottle of vodka and prescription pills were found near Lane's body, although that has yet to be confirmed. Over the past couple of years, Lane has been in the news after being arrested for driving under the influence. Although Warrant is still around, Lane was no longer a part of the band. However, past and present members of Warrant posted the following statement on the band's Web site: "He was a true talent and will be missed by all of us. We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jani's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Jani was a very important part of our lives for a long time. We will always be incredibly proud of the music we created together." TMZ has learned that during the last weeks of his life, Lane had been bouncing from hotel to hotel in the Los Angeles area. In fact, he had even been banned from some establishments after trashing his room.