'Huntress' Singer Jill Janus Dies From Apparent Suicide At 43

News by Joey Jordan Published on 17 Aug,2018 Updated on 17 Aug,2018

Singer Jill Janus Dies By Suicide At 43

  • Zenith singer Jill Janus died on Tuesday, 14th August at the age of 43.
  • Janus' band, Huntress confirmed her death on Thursday, 16th August in a Facebook post.
  • The Facebook post revealed that the singer had been struggling with mental illness for years.
  • Many fans and friends including former bandmate Casey Wood and her boyfriend Blake Meahl took to their social media expressing their grief on her death.

Jill Janus, the rock band Huntress lead vocalist died by suicide on Tuesday, August 14. She was 43.

The band confirmed Janus' death on their Facebook page on Thursday where they wrote she took "her own life outside of Portland, Oregon."

CAPTION: Huntress lead vocalist, Jill Janus died by suicide SOURCE: AP News

The Facebook post read:

It is with crushed hearts that we announce that Jill Janus-frontwoman for the California heavy metal band Huntress-passed away on Tuesday, August, 14. A long-time sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon.

Huntress' founding member and Janus' boyfriend, Blake Meahl took to his Facebook on Thursday saying he and Janus had been in a relationship for over nine years. He wrote,

Jill Janus and i spent 9 years together creating a home, having a family and building our passion project Huntress. The devastation of knowing I will never see her again is the most gutting emotion i have ever experienced.

Here is the post:

Casey Wood, former Huntress bandmate expressed her grief on Facebook on Thursday where she said she was shocked and couldn't stop crying after knowing about her death. "I'm in shock and can't stop crying. My ex-band mate singer has left the world", Wood wrote.

The Oregon-native singer started singing with the Huntress since its formation in 2009. Talking with Revolver magazine in 2015, Janus revealed about her struggles with her mental health. There she said she had been suffering a Bipolar disorder since she was 20.