Friday, August 12, 2011

Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dies at 47

On Thursday, the heavy metal singer was found dead in his room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, Calif., the Associated Press confirms. Police officers told the AP that the cause and circumstances of the rocker's death are not yet known.
Lane (real name: John Kennedy Oswald) is survived by four children, Taylar, Brittany, Madison and Ryan, from two previous marriages. (Taylar's mother is model Bobbie Brown, his first wife, who starred in Warrant's classic "Cherry Pie" video.) According to his Twitter account, his third wife is named Kimberly.he blond-maned, leather-clad Lane embodied the glammed-out pop-metal genre of the late ’80s and early ’90s. As frontman of Warrant, he wrote the band’s hits “Heaven,” “Down Boys,” and “Cherry Pie.” He left the band in 1992, but rejoined (and quit again) several times since.My family, as well as many others, has persevered with loved ones through chemical dependency. It is long walk in the same direction with no shortcuts. Sadly, awareness only comes up when folks like Jani Lane or Amy Winehouse die. But if you know someone or if you are struggling yourself, seek out help now.

Garner has a host of options for those in need. Specifically, there are two AA meetings each week at Sovereign King Church and finding them in the greater Raleigh area can be as easy following this link.

Sadly, it takes the death of someone high profile to grab people’s attention. Let’s not let the death of Jani Lane be for naught. If you need help, reach out. If you have family in need, reach out. The long walk in one direction begins with a single step.


  1. Heaven isn't too far away
    Closer to it everyday

    May you rest in peace Jani Lane.....

  2. thanks for all the late nite early morning phone calls showing up putta the blue always in my thoughts getcha a pull as jani alwaya told me love u brother