It's been less than 24 hours since we've learned of the tragic passing of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus. She was only 43 years old. As the news spread throughout the rock community, her friends and peers have posted touching tributes to the singer. One thing was certain – she was loved by many. Janus made no secret of her mental illness and her pain seemed to have gotten the best of her.
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. There is always somebody there to talk to you.
Goddammit. Had the joy of touring with @JillJanus on @MayhemFest a few years ago. SUCH a powerful voice matched with an equally beautiful personality. It always gets better, my friends. Always. #FuckDepression
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) August 16, 2018
RIP Jill Janus – I’m speechless, in shock and I’ve never, ever felt anything like this in my life. This is shattering me by the minute. This doesn’t seem real and I’m not looking forward to when it does. I can’t believe I’m writing this… pic.twitter.com/PMGGV230L0
— Monte Pittman (@montepittman) August 16, 2018
I landed in SF to several texts from my metal pals, very sad to hear I lost my friend, Jill Janus of Huntress. Such a killer singer and the coolest metal chick… https://t.co/APBESrWTPx
— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) August 16, 2018
I’m so sad and shocked to hear about the death of Jill Janus. I didn’t know her personally but admired her talent. We are a family in the heavy music world and I know so many are hurting today. Condolences and love ?
— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) August 17, 2018
I’m shocked and terribly sad to hear of @JillJanus passing. Such an amazing person and artist! It is a true honour to have shared the stage with her. We’ll miss you Jill!
— Johan Hegg (@AmonJohan) August 16, 2018
RIP Jill Janus. I am speechless.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) August 16, 2018
Rest In Peace @JillJanus from @HuntressKills
Shown here at #Ozzfest 2016 pic.twitter.com/j2bEjLQ793
— OzzFest (@TheOzzFest) August 16, 2018
Sending Love and Light to the loved ones of @JillJanus and to @HuntressKills & their fans. If you or someone you know need help, PLEASE ASK!
— THY WILL BE DONE (@TWBD) August 16, 2018
Rest in Power Jill Janus. We unfortunately never crossed paths with Huntress, but I admire their music and especially her larger than life voice. If any of you are having suicidal thoughts please call the Suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-8255. Listen-https://t.co/S5MQsqfuMz
— Trevor Phipps (@TrevorPhipps) August 16, 2018
Terribly sad to hear the news of Jill Janus of Huntress’ suicide. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and loved ones. #hopefortheday #itsoknottobeok https://t.co/eZ4coUoT7Y https://t.co/eZ4coUoT7Y
— CANDIRIA (@Candiria) August 16, 2018
I met Jill on the Mayhem tour, I had a summer cold and she could tell. She was very kind and gave me a mixture of herbs that helped. After tour she followed up to make sure I was ok. I wish I knew what she was going through, maybe I could have helped. https://t.co/QSsQmItsDY
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) August 17, 2018