Korn frontman Johnathan Davis finally breaks his silence on wife Deven's death
“Over the last few days, there has been a lot of speculation over what really happened surrounding the death of my wife, Deven, and I want my voice to be heard,” the statement read
Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis has broken his silence over his wife Deven's death. The 37-year-old singer who is heartbroken revealed that his wife had suffered from mental health issues before her death last Friday.
Now, the singer has taken to social media with a statement explaining how she dealt with mental illness over the years, and even shared a few words of love for his former partner.
“Over the last few days, there has been a lot of speculation over what really happened surrounding the death of my wife, Deven, and I want my voice to be heard,” Johnathan's letter started. “Over the past decade, my wife has been very sick. She had a serious mental illness and her addiction was a side effect,” his letter continued. “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. She was an incredibly nurturing, giving, loving, and hilarious person,” he added. The singer went on to explain that his wife was the reason he started to advocate for mental illness and hopes his post will actually inspire people to seek help and not to be ashamed.
“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," his post read.
He then went on to explain how he wants California to change its laws to allow others to get help for people suffering from mental illness. “How can someone who is sick realize themselves that they need help? She wasn’t well enough to realize how sick she really was, and wasn’t able to get the help for herself that she really needed. This shouldn’t have to happen to other mothers, or anyone for that matter. I’d give anything to have the chance to hold her again. I’d give anything for my kids to have their mother back. I have comfort in knowing that now she has found freedom from her illness, and she is finally at peace,” he continued.
He concluded his post by saying, "Deven, I love you bebe. I’ll never love anyone the way I loved you, and I’ll never get over losing you. I promise I’ll do everything in my power to raise our precious boys the right way, teach them the good values you wanted them to have so badly, and to break the cycle of abuse we both experienced as kids.” Together, the couple shares two sons, Pirate, 13, and Zeppelin, 11.
The cause of Deven's death is still not known, but according to TMZ, just before she died Johnathan had filed for a divorce, and on Friday filed for a domestic violence restraining order. According to sources Deven was unaware that Jonathan had filed for a restraining order and that she had not even been served.