Coroner’s Office Determines What Killed Former Warrant Rocker Jani Lane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has determined that Jani Lane, the former lead vocalist and songwriter for the 1980s glam metal band Warrant, died of alcohol poisoning.

Lane, 47, was found dead in August in a motel in Woodland Hills.

City News Service reported Wednesday that coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said the cause of death was acute ethanol intoxication.

Lane, born John Kennedy Oswald in Akron, Ohio, left Warrant in 2008. He was later arrested twice for driving under the influence and served time in jail.

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One Comment

  1. ?'?'? says:

    i didn’t know his real name was john kennedy oswald….hmmm…his parents had a weird sense of humor back in the day, when their baby was born.

    1. greg says:

      I was going to comment on the same thing, that’s a rough name to have as a kid, pretty awful parents

  2. Boinked Bobbie Brown says:

    Hope he’s enjoying a big piece of “Cherry Pie” up in “Heaven!”

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