Jani Lane died of alcohol poisoning

HOLLYWOOD - MAY 09: Recording artist Jani Lane of Warrant attends the fourth annual MusiCares Benefit Concert at The Music Box at Fonda on May 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
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Jani Lane
Jani Lane

LOS ANGELES - 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, on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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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