Lead vocalist of the 80s glam metal band “Warrant” Jani Lane (real name: John Kennedy Oswald) was found dead inside a room of Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles where he checked in. He was 47.
There’s no official statement on the cause of death of his death was released as of yet.
In 2010, the “Cherry Pie” singer was sentenced to 120 days in jail after being arrested twice for driving under the influence (DUI).
In one of his last interview, Lane shared how he hates the song “Cherry Pie” despite it hitting the Top 10 in America and putting their Cherry Pie album to number seven on the Billboard charts.
“The record was done. The record was called Uncle Tom’s cabin. Donnie called up and said ‘I don’t hear the single’.. so that night I wrote Cherry Pie, sent it to him, he listened to it over the weekend and all of a sudden, the album’s called Cherry Pie, the record’s called Cherry Pie, the single’s called Cherry Pie, Im doing cherry pie eating contests, the single’s Cherry Pie and my legacy is Cherry Pie, everything about me is Cherry Pie. Im the Cherry Pie guy,” he said.
“I could shoot myself in the f****** head for writing that song.” he added.
Lane is survived by his wife, Kimberly; a brother, Eric; three sisters, Marcine Williams, Michelle Robinson and Victoria Oswald; a daughter from his first marriage, Taylar Lane; a daughter from his second marriage, Madison Lane; and two stepdaughters, Ryan and Brittany.