Jani Lane Dead: Ex-Warrant Singer Was 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 have confirmed. He was 47.

Details are scarce, but Lane was reportedly discovered at a Comfort Inn near Los Angeles. The death was first reported by TMZ.

Known for his golden boy looks and a voice that hearkened back to the 1970s era of arena rock wailers, 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.”

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