That’s not surprising. Basically, what that means is they’re waiting for the results of toxicology tests done on former Warrant frontman Jani Lane’s remains. The autopsy did not reveal an immediate cause of death, because when someone with a history of abuse dies, you really can’t shut the book on cause until that blood work returns.
A spokesman from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, “it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.”
Remember, TMZ.com reports that detectives found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Lane’s body was found on Thursday.
Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California.
According to TMZ.com, Lane’s death is being treated as an accidental overdose or a possible death from natural causes.
Today, Lane’s family will convene for a private memorial service, according to the Associated Press. A public memorial featuring fiery metal act Great White and L.A. Guns will be held August 24 in Hollywood as a yet-to-be-disclosed venue.
According to Jani’s manager and longtime friend Obi Steinman, Lane “lost his battle over alcohol.”
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