According to TMZ.com, former WARRANT singer Jani Lane left behind no will when he died of alcohol poisoning in August, and now his oldest daughter has asked the court to approve an estate administrator to start figuring things out.
Lane‘s estate is reportedly valued at $600,000, though it’s unclear exactly what it’s made up of.
Jani is survived by his wife, Kimberly; a brother, Eric; three sisters, Marcine Williams, Michelle Robinson and Victoria Oswald; a daughter from his first marriage, Taylar Lane; a daughter from his second marriage, Madison Lane; and two stepdaughters, Ryan and Brittany.
Lane suffered from “acute ethanol poisoning” when he died at a Comfort Inn motel room in Woodland Hills, California on August 11.
The singer had battled alcoholism for years and also had a history of alcohol-related arrests. His sister, Vicky Oswald-Ley, told RadarOnline.com that the death of their mother seven years ago affected Lane‘s battles against alcohol. “She would always talk him into going into rehab and hospitals,” she said. “I think when she passed, that desire to stay healthy died too.”
“He finally succumbed to that,” Steinman said. “He lost his battle over alcohol.”
Lane originally left WARRANT in March 1993 but rejoined the band in September 1994. The group went on to record the “Ultraphobic” (1995), “Belly To Belly” (1996) and “Greatest Latest” (1999) albums and issued and collection of covers, “Under The Influence”, in 2001. Jani quit WARRANT again in 2004 before reuniting with the group four years later.
Lane released a solo album, “Back Down to One”, in 2003, but shortly after was admitted to a rehab center for alcohol and drug-related exhaustion. He also appeared on VH1‘s reality series “Celebrity Fit Club”.