Korn frontman discusses death of estranged wife

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has taken to social media to comment on the passing of his estranged wife.

Deven Davis died last Friday, and the cause of death for the former porn star/model has not yet been revealed. However, she reportedly suffered with sobriety and substance abuse throughout her life.

In a statement, Jonathan called Deven "an amazing wife, amazing mother and amazing friend" who was suffering from "a very serious mental illness."

"Over the past decade, my wife has been very, very sick. She had a very serious mental illness and her addiction was a side effect. I loved her with ALL of my being. When she was her true self, she was an amazing wife, amazing mother and amazing friend. Deven had a huge heart, and she would never intentionally hurt her children or anyone that she loved. I tried to hide what was going on for so long in order to protect her, but because of this tragedy that has happened to my family, I feel that now is the time to share the truth with all of you. She is the reason I have advocated so hard for those struggling with their mental health. I want her story to inspire people to reach out for help, and not to be afraid or hide from their illness.

If you know someone with a mental illness, have compassion and empathy, and know that they are not bad people, they are suffering. I want this to inspire change.

Last month, Davis entered a treatment program, and moved into a sober living home - until she checked out on August 10, a week before her body was discovered in a motel room. She was 39 years old.

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