Korn singer Jonathan Davis‘ estranged wife, Deven Davis, died on Friday at the age of 39.
The cause of death was not immediately made public. A statement issued by a Davis family representative said, “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. We thank you for your love, understanding and prayers of support during this difficult time.”
A former girl-on-girl porn star, Deven married Jonathan in 2004 and had two sons with him, Pirate and Zeppelin. Jonathan also has a son from a previous marriage, Nathan, who will turn 23 this fall. The vocalist filed for divorce from Deven in October 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.
Jonathan filed for a domestic violence restraining order on Friday, with a judge issuing a temporary order blocking any child custody or visitation by Deven. The restraining order also prohibited her from having contact with the family dog, Chaos. In his court declaration, Jonathan alleged Deven was deeply involved with drugs, which she had struggled with for more than 20 years, and that her drug use was causing emotional harm to the kids through neglect.
According to the singer, Deven had been to rehab six times and “is constantly under the influence of the nitrous oxide, cocaine and Norco.” He said that he found both Deven and her drug dealer boyfriend passed out in her house when he brought the children to visit her, and had found a heroin pipe and cocaine in the toilet bowl.
According to the documents, Deven had been in a sober home but went missing last Friday and hadn’t been seen for a week. Sources said she had not been aware of the restraining order before her death.
Korn guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch commented on the passing of Deven. Shaffer wrote, “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.”
Welch shared an image which read, “Love, prayers for my bro, my homie Jonathan Davis and his family.” He later shared another picture of a heart shattering into pieces and captioned it with a broken heart emoji.
Also commenting on Deven’s passing was former Korn manager Jeff Kwatinetz, who wrote on Twitter, “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 (with) addiction and die. Too often, too much!”