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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Jani Lane: Warrant plans tribute as fellow musicians react to his death

Jani Lane, shown with Dave Navarro at a 2005 performance in Las Vegas, is being remembered by members of Warrant and fellow musicians. (ETHAN MILLER/GETTY IMAGES)
The death of Jani Lane, former lead singer for the hair metal band Warrant, has sparked quite a lot of chatter on the Internet today. As noted this morning in Celebritology, the rocker was found dead in a hotel room on Thursday at the age of 47; the cause of his death has not been revealed.

Members of Warrant plan to pay tribute to their fallen one-time frontman at a show tonight in North Dakota, TMZ reports. Guitarist Erik Turner told the Web site that “Heaven,” a power ballad that was one of the group’s biggest hits, will be dedicated in Lane’s memory.

That’s not the only tribute to Lane that’s taking place; many musicians have been expressing their condolences on Twitter. Here are a few of the comments tweeted by his friends and fellow artists.

From Bret Michaels:

We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGIless than a minute ago via Facebook Favorite Retweet Reply

From Duff McKagan, former bassist for Guns N’ Roses:

So sorry to hear about Jani Lane. His family must be devastated. No one should have to be alone in a motel those last moments.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

From Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard:

NoWords....Prayers2HisFamilyRT @dreaminleppard: @rickallenlive did you hear about Jani Lane? :,(less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

From Mark McGrath:

R.I.P. Jani Lane...a true songwriter and one of the most underrated voices in rock n roll, unfairly looked over because of hair metal tag less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

And from Dee Snider, whose comment was too lengthy to make it into a traditional, succinct tweet:

“Jani Lane's is yet another sad story of a boy who attained his dreams of greatness, only to be blindsided by the pressures, temptations and disappointments of those same dreams. We all watched over the years, as he soared, stumbled, fell, then got up again and again. Tragically, he will get up no more. RIP Jani.”

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