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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Passes Away At 49

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This is so sad!!!

Heavy metal legend Jeff Hanneman succumbed to liver failure yesterday and died!!

A founding member of the epically awesome thrash band Slayer, the lead guitarist was in a hospital near his Southern California home when he passed.

The band broke the news on their Facebook page:

"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 hearts go out to his widowed wife Kathryn in this very difficult time.

Jeff was only 49-years-old.

[Image via WENN.]

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4 comments to “Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Passes Away At 49”

  1. 1

    A misogynist taken out be a itsy bitsy spider, I may have to re-evaluate how I feel about those little guys.

  2. teeter totter says – reply to this


    RIP - lost my husband to this disease. In most instances, like my aunt, the patients are, as one nurse described it to me "frequent fliers". In the case of my husband, he was gone within 11 hours. I am not sure where a spider comes into this story, maybe I missed something?

  3. NachoDan says – reply to this


    I fail to see how he was a misogynist? I do however know he was a very talented human being that evoked a passion in me and others that some will never know.

  4. notbuyingit says – reply to this


    Re: anemov – I'm not sure either why they are honoring this misogynist with a weird nazi fetish. The majority of these thrash/death/heavy metal are testosterone driven, knuckledragging bulls*&%. It is misogynist because it presents an over-hyped, over-masculinity. Women are being raped and abused by these lowbrow, over masculinized men. No cares how bad ass you are. The world doesn't need this crap anymore. Grow up, get a brain, read a book and more importantly, stop worshiping this low brow view of masculinity. Same goes for thug culture / rap.