SLAYER Guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, Passes Away At 49

Legendary SLAYER guitarist and founding member, Jeff Hanneman, passed away earlier today from liver failure at the age of 49.

The band's longtime publicist issued the following statement via Facebook:

"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.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)"

Our thoughts go out to the band and Jeff's family and friends. Heavy metal lost a true icon today. RIP.


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  1. My he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort.. He will be missed.

  2. bradley hastingsMay 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    This just sucks I'm shocked!

  3. I am forever a fan. Rest in Peace Jeff, you've earned it.

  4. This is devastating news. The metal scene will surely miss this metal God. R.I.P. Jeff!!! ~A*C*