Huntress frontwoman Jil Janus has died of apparent suicide at the age of 43. A long-time sufferer of mental illness, Janus took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon on 14th August, Tuesday, her family and band members have confirmed.
Janus had spoken publicly about such challenges earlier so that she could guide others to address and prevail over their mental illness. She began to show signs at the age of thirteen and struggled through high school. At the age of 20, she was diagnosed with bipolar disease.
The band confirmed Janus’ death in a Facebook post that says:
“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.”
Her boyfriend and Huntress bandmate, Blake Meahl also paid tribute to his dearest friend, saying:
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.
He further added:
Baby, I hope you have found the peace that you couldn’t find on this planet. I miss you so much and will always carry a piece of you in my heart. See you on Aldebaran.
May her soul rest in peace!
Now, let’s explore some facts related to Jill Janus wiki and bio.
Jill Janus Wiki-Bio: Birthdate, Family, Height, and Other facts
An American musician and vocalist, Jill Janus was born on 2nd September 1974 in Skyforest, California, USA. She died on 14th August, earlier this week at the age of 43.
From the University of Miami, she had completed her graduation in Music & Theatre. She belonged to white-American ethnicity. Nothing much is disclosed about Janus’ parents, siblings, and family background.
According to some wiki sources, Janus had a height of 5 ft 8 in.
At the age of 16, Janus had attempted suicide for the first time with a pair of scissors. It was her family who first noticed a shift in her moods. She had a superiority complex and depression and used to cycle between the two moods since the age of 14.
Janus had participated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for a medical study. She had also done breast-augmentation surgery and was unaware of her surgery for a few weeks.