LIZZY BORDEN‘s 21-year-old guitarist Dario Lorina, who has previously played with late WARRANT singer Jani Lane, has released the following statement:
“I would first like to thank all of you for your kind words and support with the passing of my friend and confidant, Jani.
“He influenced my life in so many ways. He gave me a chance. He gave me confidence. He made my dream come true. From my 16th year of life, my high school graduation, through my 18th birthday, all of which was spent on stage with him, he was a prominent part of my life and years of growing up. He gave me memories I will never forget. He gave me guidance and advice.
“Jani, you will be greatly missed and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“As he would sign… ‘Tomorrow is a gift.’
“With love, D.”
Video footage of Lorina performing with Lane can be seen below.
At age 16, Lorina was recognized for his passion and what some may call exceptional talent, and began touring with Lane. During that time Dario strongly created a reputation and name for himself as a player and gained the respect of many, thus giving him the opportunity to play with various notable artists.
Dario has been touring consistently throughout the USA and Europe since 2006.
An autopsy performed Friday on Lane proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says it may take seven or eight weeks to finalize the cause of death.
Investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Lane was discovered dead on Thursday (August 11), according to TMZ.com.
A public memorial with performances by fellow metal rock bands including GREAT WHITE and L.A. GUNS will be held in Hollywood on August 24 at a venue to be announced later, the singer’s manager and longtime friend Obi Steinman said.