Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of thrash metal legends Slayer, has tragically passed away at the age of 49. The cause of death is liver failure. Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis in February 2011.
The band made the following 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. 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)”
Already Heard would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss.