Yesterday we announced that after the lifelong suffering mental illness of the Huntress’ singer Jill Janus gave up the fight and passed away on August 14 2018.
The case shocked the whole metal world.
Jill was a very nice and direct woman.
Everyone loved her and she had a nice word to everybody.
Among others Alissa White-Gluz and Elize Ryd also said good-bye to the singer.
But Heidi from Butcher Babies also described her thoughts.
In an article on Blabbermouth.net, now the singer’s partner, Huntress’ guitarist, Blake Meahl, said goodbye to his beloved couple.
The band was their children and made it with passion.
“I dont do much posting of things, and to post on something so personal and painful is extra strange but it feels necessary.
Jill and I spent nine 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.
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.”
-stands in Blake’s post.
Huntress was formed in 2009 in California and they released three albums:
Spell Eater (2012)
Starbound Beast (2013)
In 2016 they took a part of the Ozzfest.
Jill was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands The Starbreakers and Chelsea Girls.
In addition, Jill 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.
Sources: Blabbermouth.net, Facebook & Instagram