Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away at the age of 49, having suffered liver failure.


The band released the following statement today:

“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.”


Hanneman had been sidelined from his Slayer duties for sometime due to complications and surgeries following a serious spider bite.  He had appeared live with Slayer only a handful of times while his live duties were handled by Exodus’ Gary Holt.


This is a dark day for metal.


Rest in Peace Jeff!!!

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