A spokesperson for the San Bernardino coroner’s office has confirmed Tera Wray Static took her own life earlier this month.
Friends of the widow of STATIC-X frontman and founder Wayne Static and former adult film star revealed two weeks ago that Tera was found dead at a friend’s house in California.
Randy Emon, the supervising deputy coroner investigator for the San Bernardino County coroner’s office, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET in a written statement: “Our coroner records indicate [Tera] died on January 13, 2016 in Joshua Tree, CA. The manner of death was listed as suicide.”
Tera‘s roommate at the time of her death, the Joshua Tree, California-based tattoo artist Jay’e Jones, wrote on Facebook that she came home on January 13 after work and found “one of my dearest friends had ended her life in my guestroom where she was staying.”
A statement which was apparently approved by Tera‘s mother said that “Tera suffered from depression since the death of her husband.”
Wray, who was born Tera Lents, met Wayne during the Ozzfest tour in 2007 when she was modeling for Hustler lingerie. They were married in January 2008 and she retired from porn in August of that year.
Adult entertainment attorney Michael Fattorosi, who last spoke to Tera one day before her death, told New York Post‘s Page Six that Wray left behind a note instructing her roommate to call him and Tera‘s mother.
“She was one of the sweetest, most gentle women I have worked with in [the adult film industry],” Fattorosi told Page Six. “She had a light to her that was evident when she walked into room. She was always smiling and happy. I know she loved Wayne dearly. When they met and got married, she left the [adult film] industry to go on tour with him and the band. From what I understand, she was constantly by his side. His death must have weighed on her tremendously.”
Last July, Tera paid tribute to her late husband with a sleeve tattoo that she showed off on Facebook.
Wayne Static died after mixing Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, according to the coroner’s report. The 48-year-old Static, whose real name was Wayne Richard Wells, was found dead in his Landers, California home on November 1, 2014.