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Huntress Band Lead Singer, Jill Janus Commits Suicide

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Lead singer of popular rock band Huntress, Jill Janus, 43, has committed suicide after a long battle with bipolar disorder.

Janus ended her life outside Portland, Oregon on Tuesday.

OkayNG.com understands that she died after years of battling bipolar and Schizoaffective disorder.

In a statement released by her band members, the status of the singer’s health before her death was revealed.

Janus was also said to have been involved in a lot of advocacy for mental health among others.

The statement 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. 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.”

It was gathered that the singer revealed on several occasions that she struggled with suicidal thoughts.

Meanwhile, the deceased singer was also reported to have been diagnosed with Cancer of the uterus.

Source: OkayNG.com

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