Last Tuesday was a dark day for the metalheads over the world on 14th of August 2018 the singer of Huntress Band, Janus took her life near Portland, Oregon.
Huntress, an American heavy metal band was founded in the underground of Highland Park, California when lead vocalist Jill Janus moved to Los Angeles where she met an underground metal band called ‘Professor’ in 2009.
Janus talked openly about her mental health issue in an interview and band mentioned her struggle when announcing the death:
“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. Janus spoke publicly about these challenges in hopes of guiding others to address and overcome their mental illness.
Janus was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands TheStarbreakers and Chelsea Girls. In addition, Janus was co-composer and creator of an upcoming rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark and had a decade-long career as NYC DJ Penelope Tuesdae. Her musical career began in childhood.
Beyond her accomplishments in the music world and her advocacy for mental health issues, she was a beautiful person passionate about her family, animal rescue and the world of natural medicine. She will be missed more than she could have ever known.
If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.”
Our thoughts are with JILL JANUS’ Family, friends, and bandmates.
Rest in peace Jill Janus
After the death of Jill Janus, The vocalist of Slipknot, Corey Taylor posted a video about the JILL’s Death.
Here’s the video, Take a look:-