Founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died today of liver failure. His contribution to thrash metal dating back to the ’80s is immense. A moment of silence for this legend, please.
His publicist issued the following statement.
“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.”
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