Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies At 49


Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away yesterday of liver failure after contracting a rare skin-tissue disease two years ago. Our condolences go out to the Hanneman family. Read more after the jump.







Slayer’s 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.

For more details, read the obituary by Billboard here.

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