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Public Memorial To Be Held For Late Huntress Singer Jill Janus

Expect a lot of whiskey and grown men crying.”

Following Huntress singer Jill Janus’ death last week, a public celebration of her life is being held at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill this Friday.

Jill’s Huntress bandmate and partner Blake Meahl posted confirmation of the event, stating: 

Since Jill‘s departure, the amount of outreach and support from friends, fans and family has been absolutely incredible. It has been beyond heavy to see so many reminders of how she could be so talented and loved yet could feel so much pain and loneliness. 

Let’s get together and celebrate her life and the importance that we still have each other. Expect a lot of whiskey and grown men crying. 

Thank you Rafael & Roberto Mattey for the amazing artwork.”

Jill died on Tuesday, August 14, by suicide. She was just 43 years old.

A statement from her family and bandmates at the time read like so: 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jill Janus — frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS — passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime 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. 

Janus 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, Janus 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 18002738255 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.”

Posted on August 21st 2018, 11:08a.m.
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