Thursday, May 02, 2013
Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies At 49
"SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at about 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 2) near his Southern California home. He was 49. 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.
Hanneman — who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since — spoke to U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine in the fall of 2011 about his recovery which has seen him sit out an entire two years' worth of touring with the band."
Son of a mother, we've been losing a lot of great people these past few months. As a huge Slayer fan, this one is especially brutal to hear. For the next two days at work I'm going to try and go through the entire Slayer catalog in chronological order from Evil Has No Boundaries to Not Of This God. Twice.