Roughly one week after his sudden death, Jeff Hanneman’s cause of death has been revealed via a statement from Slayer.  According to the statement, Hanneman’s official cause of death was alcohol related cirrhosis, which is a scarring of the liver that prevents the organ from properly functioning.


The statement reads:

“We’ve just learned that the official cause of Jeff’s death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record.”


Furthermore, the band has also stated that their planned tour of Europe for this summer will still continue.  Fans are encouraged to attend to ‘make noise for Hanneman!’

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