Former Warrant frontman Jani Lane was found dead Thursday evening at a Los Angeles hotel, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed. Lane, who was 47, was found in a Comfort Inn hotel in the Woodland Hills area of L.A.
The cause of Lane's death is unknown, and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is conducting its investigation, according to a statement from the LAPD obtained by ABC News.
Lane, who penned the Warrant hits "Heaven" and "Cherry Pie," initially left the band in 1993 but rejoined them a year later. After exiting the band again in 2004, he returned to the group in 2008. In 2010, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail for his second DUI charge in as many years.
Warrant has posted a statement on its website saying, "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. He was a true talent and will be missed by all of us."
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