Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead

by | May 2, 2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died.

Hanneman passed away this morning from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California.

“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away…” the band said in a statement.

Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a rare skin infection also known as flesh-eating disease, in 2011, and hadn’t been touring since.

It’s not know if the disease played part in his liver failure.

Hanneman was 49.

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