The hair-metal singer had huge hits with “Cherry Pie” and “Heaven”
Jani Lane, the excitable lead singer of the pop metal band Warrant, was found dead in a hotel room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Thursday night. He was 47.
The cause of death is still unknown, according to the AP.
Warrant formed in 1984 and came to prominence four years later with the hits "Heaven" and "Down Boys" from the band's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich," which was written by Lane.
Their 1990 track "Cherry Pie" from the glam metal group's second album of the same name may be best known for its salacious video featuring the model Bobbie Brown, whom Lane married in 1991. They divorced two years later, but had a daughter, Taylar. Lane also had another daughter from a second marriage.
Lane left Warrant numerous times, first in 1993 and then more permanently in 2004. He reunited with his old bandmates one final time, in 2008.
Lane, whose real name was John Kennedy Oswald, also appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club 2" in 2005.
He was arrested in 2009 for driving under the influence. In 2010, he was arrested on the same charge and spent 120 days in jail.
In Lane's honor, here's the video for "Cherry Pie."