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Warrent singer Jani Lane found dead at 47


Jani Lane, who fronted the glossy rock band Warrant during the salad days of hair metal, was found dead in a motel room in Woodland Hills, Calif., Thursday evening of undetermined causes, police said. He was 47.

Lane was reportedly discovered at a Comfort Inn near Los Angeles. The death was first reported by TMZ. A message on his website reads, “Jani will be missed by all. Very unexpected and tragic news of his untimely death.”

Lane penned many of Warrant’s huge hits, including “Down Boys,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the band’s biggest charter, the 1989 ballad “Heaven.” He also preened and grinned in the band’s video for the 1990 camp hit, “Cherry Pie.”

He left Warrant in 2004 and a year later a bloated Lane surfaced to clean up his act during the 2005 season of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.” A healthier Lane rejoined the group in 2008 only to leave it again months later over business matters.

Lane was married three times. He leaves behind four children

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