There has been some devastating news that has come in. A popular singer has been found dead from an apparent suicide.
At this time, we are asking our readers to pray for the family and friends involved, including the fans. Many people are left heartbroken and are in shock by the whole, sudden ordeal.
It comes with great sadness to report such news. The bandmates and family released the news on Thursday, August 16 through the publicist Alexandra Greenberg.
On Tuesday, August 14, near Portland, Oregon the singer was found dead. She had long struggled with mental illness and reportedly committed suicide.
Mental illness can be a fatal event. If you or you know someone who is struggling with mental illness or talks about committing suicide, we are asking you to call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You could help save a life.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential emotional support option that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness," the lifeline's website states.
Jill Janus was the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Huntress. She was only 43-years-old.
"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," the statement began.
"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," the statement continued.
According to Fox News, Janus was the lead singer for Huntress. The group started in 2009 in Los Angeles where they had three full-length albums and toured across the nation with other bands.
Janus had been an advocate for mental health and was known to encourage her fans who may suffer from this illness to seek out help. After her death, Janus' family says that anyone who considers harming themselves should call the national suicide-prevention hotline.