Lane was found dead inside his motel room on August 11th. The “Cherry Pie” belter had suffered from substance abuse for years, and it has been reported that alcohol and pills were found near his body.
However, no immediate cause of death was discovered during his autopsy, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Toxicology tests are pending and may take seven to eight weeks to be fully processed.
Lane’s manager Obi Steinman chalks up his friend and client’s death to the bottle, saying, ”
“He lost his battle over alcohol… He was one of the great rock-and-roll frontmen and singers of all time. His music helped shape the ’80s.”