Ex-Warrant Singer Jani Lane Found Dead

Rocker Jani Lane, formerly of the band Warrant, was found dead in a Los Angeles motel on Thursday. He was 47.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Lane’s body was found in a Woodland Hills motel. Details about the cause of death were still unavailable. Reuters said in a report that the coroner’s office was still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lane, who had suffered his fair share of legal troubles, mostly for drunk driving. Lane had been arrested several times over the past several years for drunk driving.

He is best known for his energetic performances while still a part of Warrant. Lane penned the band’s most commercially successful single, “Heaven,” which was released in 1989. Lane, who was born John Kennedy Oswald, was also behind other Warrant hits such as “Cherry Pie” and “Down Boys.” Despite his significant role in the band, Lane had a love-hate relationship with the group, which he left in 1993, only to come back a year later. He again left Warrant in 2004 before returning briefly in 2008. He left the band for good in September 2008.