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Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dies

By | Published on Friday 3 May 2013

Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman, founder member of Slayer, has died aged 49 after suffering liver failure. The guitarist had suffered from ill health since contracting the nasty necrotising fasciitis disease after being bitten by a spider in 2011.

Confirming the news, the band said in a 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… and will be sorely missed”.