We here at the Tony Batman’s A Entertainment News regret to tell you that founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman from the band Slayer, has died at the age of 49. Hanneman’s cause of death was said to be kidney failure. RIP Jeff Hanneman… Read Much More Below
From Billboard.com -Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman died earlier today of liver failure. He was 49.
“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home,” the band’s longtime publicist said in a statement. “Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure.”
Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal greats with Kerry King in 1981; their breakthrough came in 1986 with the brutalist album “Reign in Blood.” Hanneman wrote or co-wrote the set’s standout tracks, “Angel of Death” and “Raining Blood.”
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