A coroner’s report has confirmed what many already feared and suspected: this summer’s death of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis’s wife, Deven Davis, was caused by an overdose.
The Bakersfield Californian reports that an official coroner’s report cited a toxic mix of five drugs as the cause of Deven’s death: cocaine, heroin, clonazepam (also known as Klonopin), topiramate (an anti-epilepsy drug also used to treat migranes) and fluoxetine (the generic form of the antidepressant Prozac).
Deven died on August 17th. She had struggled with addiction for years, and had been living at sober home until August 10th, when she went missing.
Jonathan had filed a restraining order against Deven on the day of her death — which was granted by the court but had not yet been served to Deven — claiming she’d been to rehab six times, “is constantly under the influence of the nitrous oxide, cocaine and Norco,” and had a drug dealer boyfriend who Jonathan had recently found passed out on Deven’s couch when he came to drop off the kids at her house. In the restraining order, Jonathan alleged he found a heroin pipe and cocaine floating in the toilet bowl and found Deven passed out on the floor upstairs. The restraining order barred contacts between Deven, the couple’s two children and even the family dog.
Jonathan released a heartfelt statement about Deven following her death, pleading for better treatment options for those with mental health issues and addictions. Other Korn members shared tributes to Deven as well.
As we said at the time of Deven’s death, there is no possible happy ending or silver lining to this story. On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Jonathan, Deven’s family and her friends all the best.
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