According to TMZ, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis‘s estranged wife died earlier today. Deven Davis was only 39 years old.
A Davis family representative confirmed the report, saying in a statement: “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 who married Jonathan in 2004, Deven and the singer had two kids together, Pirate and Zeppelin. (Jonathan‘s first son from his previous marriage, Nathan, will turn 23 this fall.)
TMZ reports that Jonathan filed for divorce in October 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. He also filed for a domestic violence restraining order earlier today. The judge issued a temporary order blocking any child custody or visitation by Deven. The restraining order also prohibits 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. He alleged her drug use was causing emotional harm to the kids through neglect. He said that had been dependent on both prescription and illegal narcotics. According to the singer, she had been to rehab six times and “is constantly under the influence of the nitrous oxide, cocaine and Norco.”
Jonathan alleged she had a drug dealer boyfriend who was passed out on the sofa in her living room when he brought the children to her house.
He also claims he found a heroin pipe and cocaine floating in the toilet bowl while Deven was passed out on the floor upstairs.
According to the documents, Deven had been in a sober home but went missing last Friday and hadn’t been seen for a week.
No cause of death has yet been revealed.