It was announced earlier today that Jeff Hanneman of Slayer had died. Hanneman had been battling necrotizing fasciitis (which he obtained from a spider bite) since 2011. Hanneman died from liver failure this morning in a California Hospital. He was 49.
Slayer released this statement via Facebook: “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.”
We offer our deepest sympathies and are sending all our thoughts and love to Jeff’s band-mates, his friends, and his family.