I am absolutely devastated to report that legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away at age 49 of liver failure following at 2011 spider bite that lead to necrotizing fasciitis. The band released a heartbroken statement yesterday, saying:
“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. 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.”
Some of rocks biggest names took to twitter to express their sadness:
My deepest condolences go out to Hanneman’s friends, family, and the metal community as a whole. RIP, Jeff Hanneman, Heaven just gained a great.