Jani Lane, the former frontman and lead singer for the 80’s metal rock band Warrant, has been found dead in Los Angeles.
The singer, 47, was found Thursday in a Los Angeles-area Comfort Inn, and pronounced dead at the scene by the LAPD.
According to NBC News, the LAPD received a 911 phone call early Thursday evening for a death investigation. Emergency personnel pronounced the man, later identified as Lane, dead at the scene.
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While the cause of death is still unknown, coroner's officials will be conducting an investigation into Lane's death.
The singer, born John Kennedy Oswald, had a troubled history with alcohol and was arrested several times because of it. In 2009, Lane was taken into custody for reporting crashing into a parked car, the Hollywood Reporter says.
His group Warrant was most famous for "Cherry Pie," which Lane penned. It was a top hit in 1990 and featured a guitar solo by Poison's C.C. Deville. Their power-ballad "Heaven" and "I Saw Red" were also chart-toppers.
In more recent years, Lane was on shows like VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" and was arrested for drunk driving, according to the Associated Press.