The End of Jani Lane

The guy who once sang “Heaven isn’t too far away” has found out for himself.

Jani Lane, lead singer of the hair band Warrant, which made a hit of the song “Heaven,” was found dead in a Comfort Inn on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday.

Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the room, police said, but no cause of death has been stated.

It hadn’t been a smooth road for stardom for Lane, who was born John Kennedy Oswald – a crazy thing to name a kid in 1964, three months after the assassination of JFK (was there ever an Abraham Lincoln Booth?)

He seemed a blonde god while leading the band, in the late 80s and early 90s, but quit the band in 2004, returned in 2008 and left again. He couldn’t quite get his solo career going, gained waight and ended up on the most ignominious reality show, “Celebrity Fit Club” in 2005.

The guy who once sang “Heaven isn’t too far away” has found out for himself.

Jani Lane, lead singer of the hair band Warrant, which made a hit of the song “Heaven,” was found dead in a Comfort Inn on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday.

Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the room, police said, but no cause of death has been stated.

It hadn’t been a smooth road for stardom for Lane, who was born John Kennedy Oswald – a crazy thing to name a kid in 1964, three months after the assassination of JFK (was there ever an Abraham Lincoln Booth?)

He seemed a blonde god while leading the band, in the late 80s and early 90s, but quit the band in 2004, returned in 2008 and left again. He couldn’t quite get his solo career going, gained waight and ended up on the most ignominious reality show, “Celebrity Fit Club” in 2005.

He’d been through a lot and yet, when he died, he was only 47.

In addition to the 1988 power ballad “Heaven,” Lane wrote the band’s only other big hit in 1990, a rockin’ number that didn’t have any isn’t pie-in-the-sky notions about  heaven. Though it is called have something to do with pie: “Cherry Pie.”

He’d been through a lot and yet, when he died, he was only 47.

In addition to the 1988 power ballad “Heaven,” Lane wrote the band’s only other big hit in 1990, a rockin’ number that didn’t have any isn’t pie-in-the-sky notions about  heaven. Though it is called have something to do with pie: “Cherry Pie.”

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