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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Founding member of influential thrash band succumbs to liver failure

 

By Alex Baker

 

Slayer guitarist and founding band member Jeff Hanneman died yesterday at the age of 49. Hanneman, who co-founded Slayer with Kerry King in 1981, suffered from liver failure and passed away at a hospital near his California home.

 

The band issued an official statement, saying “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman passed away at about… Read More

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