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Korn's Jonathan Davis Explains His Wife Deven Suffered From Mental Illness & Addiction Before Her Death

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Jonathan Davis andĀ Deven Davis post at theĀ 'Wonderland' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Days after the death of Jonathan Davis' wife, Deven, the Korn frontman took to social media to provide some explanation and words of love for his former partner.

In a message on Instagram Wednesday (Aug. 22), Davis explained that Deven suffered from severe mental illness for a decade that led to her drug addiction. "She is the reason I have advocated so hard for those struggling with their mental health," he wrote. "I want her story to inspire people to reach out for help, and not be afraid or hide from their illness."

"She wasn't well enough to understand how sick she really was, and she wasn't able to get the help for herself that she really needed, " he continued. "This shouldn't have to happen to other mothers, or anyone for that matter."

 

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Deven, who died on Friday (Aug. 17), was in a sober home but went missing a week before her death, according to TMZ. The news of her death came on the same day Jonathan filed a domestic violence restraining order. The couple divorced back in 2016.