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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Dead

BREAKING NEWS: Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Dead At 49

We’ll have more on the developing story as it unfolds, but it is with great sadness that HEAVY reports to you on the death of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman.

Jeff passed away at about 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 2) (US time) 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.

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