Founding member and longtime Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, has died, May 2 2013, from liver failure.
Hanneman 49, was not present during the bands tour of the US with the Rockstar Mayhem tour, featuring Slipknot, Motorhead and Anthrax in 2012, due to illness after a spider bite.
The official statement from Slayer is as follows; “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.”
RIP Jeff Hanneman
Karen Graham May 2 2013