Warrant frontman Jani Lane’s autopsy ruled inconclusive

Maroon 5's Adam Levine also pays tribute to the late singer

Results from the autopsy of former Warrant frontman Jani Lane have proved inconclusive, meaning there is still no official cause of death for the hair metal singer.

Lane‘s body was found yesterday (August 11) in a Comfort Inn motel room in the Woodland Hills area of California, near Los Angeles and has undergone a post mortem, but no results have been forthcoming. A toxicology report may establish the cause of death, but that will not come for at least two months, according Contact Music.

The singer’s sister Vicky Oswald-Ley has said she believes Lane‘s death is alcohol related. Speaking to Radaronline, she said the singer fought alcoholism throughout his life, but ultimately succumbed to it.

She said:

Alcoholism is not something he chose. It’s something he fought everyday and it just won. There were no drugs, that was one thing he could not tolerate, he couldn’t stand them. He did not do drugs. We don’t have the autopsy report back yet, but he was a heavy drinker and I can only guess that alcoholism has a lot to do with it.

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has also paid tribute to Lane. The singer wrote on his Twitter page: “When I was eleven my dad took me to see Warrant at the Santa Monica Civic. You never forget your first concert. Rest in peace Jani Lane.”

Levine joins the likes of Slash and Nikki Sixx in honouring Lane. Slash wrote of the singer: “Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man”, while Sixx wrote: “I just heard the sad news about Jani Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP.”

Poison singer Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach and Chris Jericho have also posted tributes to Lane.