Coroner Concludes Jani Lane Died of Alcohol Poisoning

Jani Lane, Warrant

The Los Angeles County coroner releases the former Warrant lead singer's official cause of death nearly two months after he was found dead at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Rocker Jani Lane apparently died as a result of alcohol poisoning. Having completed its investigation over the former Warrant lead singer's death, the Los Angeles County coroner's office uncovered on Wednesday, October 5 that his official cause of death is "acute ethanol poisoning".

The rocker, who wrote the '80s glam rock band's hits "Cherry Pie" and "I Saw Red", was found dead at a hotel in Los Angeles on August 11. His body was discovered at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, California, and some sources said that a half-empty vodka bottle was found near his body along with prescribed medicine.

An initial autopsy performed on August 12 proved inconclusive. Jani's long-time manager Obi Steinman, however, believed that the singer never recovered from his alcoholism. "He lost his battle over alcohol," he said. "He was one of the great rock-and-roll frontmen and singers of all time. His music helped shape the '80s."


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