Tera Wray Static Suicide: A Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
Tera Wray Static, widow of Wayne Static, took her own life the evening of January 13th. Her husband’s death back in November of 2014 had took it’s toll on her. Wayne had died in the middle of the night due to a mixture of prescribed drugs and alcohol. Though the couple had abused narcotics in the past they had quit back in 2009. Tera expressed her concerns about speculations running around about her husband’s death at the time of his death. The coroner’s report for her passing hasn’t been released yet, but it’s said that a drug overdose is already ruled out. The nature of the suicide is not as important as the fact that a young women left us too soon. The friends and family left behind express their love story all too plainly.
The tragic story behind the passing of Tera Wray Static came to light with a comment posted to Blabbermouth.net‘s Facebook Page by Tera’s Friend, Rik Marin:
“I spent all day yesterday with Tara [sic]. We had lunch hung out and talked about life without Wayne she show no indication that she was going to take her life. She did talk about fighting the depression for the past 2 years since Wayne had passed..I was shocked when I got the call at 1 am that she had passed.. Instead of hating we should all be happy that Tara had made Wayne so happy he really loved Tera. And put in a track of EVIL DISCO and remember Wayne and the woman he loved…it’s really hard for us friends of Wayne n Tera to read these comments..keep Disco EVIL in remembrance of Wayne. I loved you both an will miss are good times at the Dirthouse..”
“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.”
“I’m so sad today. My client & friend Tera Wray, former Pornstar and the widow of Wayne Static committed suicide yesterday. We were emailing back & forth on Tuesday. And today I got a call from her roommate letting me know what happened. Tera is once again with the love of her life, Wayne, & will be forever. May they both find peace together for all of eternity.”
It all started a little over a year ago with the sudden and unexpected death of Wayne Static. The two lovers were very close as you have seen from her friends remarks. His passing took a toll on his sweet 33 year old widow. It was obvious that they loved each other as they always wanted to be with each other. Though still greatly loved by the porn industry she quit her porn career in 2008 when they married. Speaking of their need for each others’ presence, Wayne stated in an interview with Gotham News that their relationship may have been the reason Static-X broke up.
“Well, I wanted Tera on tour with me, so she was always with me. She was with me during interviews too. We love each other. I wanna have her with me at all times. She came on stage and danced for a few songs and… I think Tony [Campos, then-STATIC-X bassist] didn’t like that. I think it pissed him off. I think he thought, ‘She’s not in the band, she shouldn’t be here.’ But the reality of it was, we’d do interviews and she’d just sit there. He didn’t like the fact that she was around all the time. For all I know, maybe he thought he should’ve hooked up with her and ended up married to her, so maybe he’s jealous. I don’t know. I don’t fucking know. I could give a shit if we did an interview and his girlfriend was sitting next to us. The funny thing is, before we got married and she was a porn star, she rode with us on the bus for a whole year, [and] everyone loved her then. When she was a porn star, everything was awesome. Then we got married, and everything changed. I don’t know why.”
She kept her head up as best she could it seems. But that memorial tattoo, she posted to Facebook just 6 months ago, was probably just another reminder of a love lost way before their time.
This afternoon, the Wayne Static Facebook Page confirmed her suicide in an official statement approved by her mom.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Tera Wray Static. May Wayne and Tera Static be forever together in Shangri la.
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