Warrant Frontman Jani Lane Died of Alcohol Poisoning, Coroner Confirms
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has confirmed that alcohol poisoning caused the death of Jani Lane, lead singer for the hair band Warrant. Lane, 47, was found dead in August inside a room at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills.
The medical term for what killed Lane is "acute ethanol intoxication," says the coroner's office.
Lane, nee John Kennedy Oswald, changed his name in the early 1980s and moved to L.A. where he formed Warrant. He left the band in 2004, and though he returned briefly, had focused on his solo work and other endeavors since 2008. He struggled with addiction for most of his adult life.
Lane left behind his third wife, and four kids.