Warrant's Jani Lane Dead at 47: Musicians, Other Celebs React

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It's a sad day for all late 80s-early 90s glam metal enthusiasts as the former lead singer of the band Warrant was found dead last night.

Jani Lane was discovered in a room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, California. He was only 47.

Police say that the cause of death is still undetermined.

You might know Jani Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald) as the writer of the not-to-carefully-cloaked, sexual-metaphor-laced "Cherry Pie." The video for that song, which debuted in 1990, became quite famous for it's use of model Bobbie Brown and a fire hose. Lane later married Brown in 1991.

Lane actually penned 5 other top 40 hits, including "Down Boys," "Sometimes She Cries," I Saw Red," "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and of course, the legendary power balled "Heaven."

In 2005, Jani Lane appeared on Vh1's Celebrity Fit Club. In 2009 he had a couple of run-ins with the law, as he was arrested for two alcohol-related vehicular incidents. Last year he toured with "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" band Great White after their lead singer was recovering from surgery.

Fellow musicians and other celebs are reacting on Twitter. Here are some of those reactions -

I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP. 7 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI 9 hours ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

Sad to hear today. R.I.P. Jani Lane. 7 hours ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

@DjASHBA: Jani Lane RIP” Jani Lane RIP 🙁 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

"whoa can we rewind to where we've been ooh I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in" RIP Jani Lane your music was my youth 6 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man. 4 hours ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

Sad to hear about Jani Lane... Had a chance to play with him in Camp Freddy years ago. Very nice guy. RIP pal... 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

RIP Jani Lane 5 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Do you have any memories with a Warrant song soundtrack? Let us know in the comments.

And head on over to Lane's Famous Dead page for more information.

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