Police Release Official Statement On Jani Lane’s Death

Jani Lane

The Los Angeles Police Department has issued the following press release about the discovery of Jani Lane’s dead body last night in a hotel in Los Angeles. Lane, the former singer for Warrant, was 47 at the time of his death.

“On August 11, 2011, patrol officers from Topanga station responded to a 9-1-1 call of a death investigation in Woodland Hills,” the press release states. “At around 5:30 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived to the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard, immediately followed by Topanga Area officers. When emergency personnel arrived, the Fire Department pronounced the death of a 47-year-old man, later identified as Jani Lane, the [former] lead singer of the popular rock band Warrant.

“The cause of death is unknown and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is conducting an investigation into Mr. Lane’s death.”

Meanwhile, TMZ.com learned that police found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Jani was found belly-up. An autopsy is scheduled for later today. TMZ claims Lane’s death is being treated as an accidental overdose or a possible death from natural causes.

The best is how everyone’s talking about how awesome the dude was now. I couldn’t have found anyone two days ago to say something nice about Lane. Even the dudes from Warrant, who still carry on with a different frontman and have bashed the dude time and again, are doing some sort of tribute for Jani. Amy Winehouse was a saint too.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • massengil

    Chris Harris – you are a complete douchebag. Your best journalistic endeavor will be the day your obituary appears in a paper and no one gives a shit in the least.

  • Dragthewaters666

    Chris, fuck that hating ass faggot. I like your honest opinion of shit. I may not always agree with it but fuck it, thats your opinion. Your right, nobody gave a fuck about this guy. Now hes dead, everyone was best friends. Everyone is playing Heaven and Cherry Pie in memory of him. But not many know Lane hated Cherry Pie, absolutely hated that song. And fuck Amy Winehouse too. I didnt like her or her god aweful music and just cuz she died doesnt mean im gonna start suckin her dick or buyin her crappy cds. I dont wish ill or death on anyone, even if I cant stand them. But im also not gonna talk about how much I loved them and think of them now their gone. Keep writing ur opinions, chris. No matter what, someone will always have sand in their vagina.

  • Momma Harris

    Chris Harris is apparently a synonym for “unlikable, friendless cunt.”