JILL Janus, lead singer of the heavy steel band Huntress, has died at age 43.
The steel star killed herself outdoors Portland, Oregon, after a lengthy wrestle with psychological Sickness her household and band stated Thursday.
She joined Huntress in Los Angeles in 2009, singing on three full-length albums.
They toured with bands together with Motorhead and Lamb of God.
The news broke by way of an announcement by way of kin and bandmates launched by way of publicist Alexandra Greenberg.
Founding member Blake Meahl stated on his Fb web page Thursday that he and Janus “spent 9 years collectively creating a house, having a household and constructing our ardour mission Huntress.
He added: “The devastation of figuring out I’ll by no means see her once more is essentially the most gutting emotion i’ve ever skilled.
“I hope you have got discovered the peace that you just couldn’t discover on this planet.”
The band’s sound was thrashmetal, with Janus, one of many few feminine vocalists within the style.
She screamed by way of songs like Spell Eater, Eight of Swords, and Sorrow together with her lengthy blonde hair and tight, black leather-based stage fits.
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Jill additionally sang in an all-female steel band referred to as The Starbreakers on the aspect.
She was an advocate for psychological well being and inspired followers who have been struggling to hunt assist.
Her struggles with bi-polar dysfunction almost introduced an finish to the band in 2018, however they returned for an additional album and extra touring.
Should you, or anybody you already know, wants assist coping with psychological well being issues the Samaritans might be contacted on 116 123, or go to Mind’s web site.