"Your wife will no longer suffer all of the demons"
Members of KoRn and their former manager have spoken out to pay tribute after the wife of frontman Jonathan Davis died on Friday (August 17), aged 39.
According to TMZ, her death comes on the same day her husband filed a restraining order against her; no cause of death has yet been revealed. A statement from Davis’ publicist said Jonathan and his family were “brokenhearted” by the news. The couple have two children together.
The statement read: “The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis. We ask that you respect their privacy — and the privacy of those close to the family — and allow them the space to mourn in private.”
It concluded: “We thank you for your love, understanding and prayers of support during this difficult time.”
KoRn guitarist Munky wrote on Instagram: “Our prayers are with the Davis family at this difficult time. Jonathan, your wife will no longer suffer all of the demons. She is now with God. May she rest in peace and may you trust that me, your band, our families are here for you and will together help you and your boys to heal. We love you so much – The Shaffer family.”
Fellow guitarist ‘Head’ sent “Love, prayers for my bro, my homie Jonathan Davis and his family”, while the band’s former manager Jeff Kwatinetz: “My thoughts and prayers go out to one of my closest friends and a truly great human who I love, Jonathan Davis, on the death of his wife from an OD.
“I pray for his kids and family. I knew Deven and no one deserves to struggle w addiction and die. Too often, too much!”
Jonathan filed for divorce from his late wife in October 2016 but the couple appeared together in a Facebook Live Video in December 2017.
TMZ reported that Jonathan filed a domestic violence restraining order again Deven alleging that she was “constantly under the influence of the nitrous oxide, cocaine and Norco.” A temporary order was reportedly sought to stop Deven from visiting their two children.
The band’s last record, ‘The Serenity Of Suffering‘, was released in 2016. It marked their 12th full-length studio release since forming in 1993.
Earlier this year, Davis released a solo album, ‘Black Labrynth.’
This is a developing story with more news to follow…