Warrant Star Jani Lane’s Death Spurs Twitter Debate

    August 12, 2011
    Josh Wolford

As you might have seen while perusing the internets this afternoon, Former Warrant frtonman Jani Lane was found dead last night in a motel room just outside of L.A. When we first told you about his death, we reported on the Twitter reaction from his fellow musicians and other celebrities.

At that time, the cause of death was unknown. As of right now it is still undetermined, but police might have a few more clues.

According to TMZ, investigators have uncovered a “half-empty” bottle of vodka and prescription pills in the hotel room where they found the body.

Apparently, paramedics arrived around 5:15 pm yesterday and pronounced Lane dead at the scene. An autopsy will be held later today but the death is currently being treated as either an accidental overdose or a death by natural causes.

The news of Lane’s death has not only been discussed by celebs – the general population is pretty enthralled with it. He’s been trending all day on Twitter and so has one of Warrant’s most famous songs, “Cherry Pie.”

she’s my cherry pie.. cool drink of water such a sweet surprise.. tastes so good make a grown man cry.. sweet cherry pie, yeah #RIPJaniLane 12 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

Not cool at all… RIP Jani Lane. For you I will eat a cherry pie. 3 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

First Hightower and now the Cherry Pie guy: all of my adolescent role models are dying. 8 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

But some are fighting back, saying that remembering Lane as the “Cherry Pie guy” is wrong.

Remembering Jani Lane for Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” instead of “Heaven” is like if Bret Michaels died and everyone thought: “Unskinny Bop.” 56 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

RIP Warrant vocalist Jani Lane. Aside from “Cherry Pie” you were responsible 4 arguably the greatest hair metal ballad ever ..”Heaven” 11 hours ago via Twitterrific · powered by @socialditto

Jani Lane was found yesterday dead and today people will play Cherry Pie in his honor, a song he hated. #irony #dontdodrugskids 4 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

its pretty sad how jani lane is being called the cherry pie guy. he had much better songs and he always hated his biggest hit RIP 3 hours ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto

Another thing on Jani Lane’s death –

I was tipped off to this via Twitter, and it prompted a big “C’mon, guys!” YouTube, you might want to do something about this ad that pops up before the official Cherry Pie video. Seems a bit insensitive, don’t you think?

What do you guys think? For which song should we remember Jani Lane? Let us know in the comments.


Josh Wolford
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