R.I.P. JANI LANE
Jani Lane is dead. He was 47 years old.
He was found in a hotel room in Los Angeles. While the cause of his death is currently unknown, his struggles with drugs and alcohol over the years have been no secret, and it’s hard to imagine that they had nothing to do with this. [UPDATE: TMZ is saying authorities found vodka and pills in Lane’s hotel room. Try to contain your surprise.]
We made fun of Jani a lot on this site over the years, and we do not regret that. But once upon a time, we thought he was awesome, and, of course, we never wish anyone any actual physical harm. So, yeah, this is still a bummer.
Here’s Jani the way we’d like to remember him, singing a song which now, of course, seems all too appropriate.