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"Slayer" guitarist Jeff Hanneman, 49
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:09:45 AM »
I guess right about now he's finding out if the Satan he glorified in life will be his everlasting master tormenting him in death.

Jeff Hanneman dead at 49: Slayer guitarist succumbs to liver failure after nearly losing arm to spider bite
A founding member of the heavy metal group was working with the band on a new album when he died at Los Angeles hospital.

LOS ANGELES — Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, has died. He was 49.

Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital with his wife, Kathy, by his side. The guitarist had recently begun writing songs with the band in anticipation of recording an album later this year.

He had been slowly recovering from what was believed to be a spider bite that nearly cost him his arm after he failed to seek immediate treatment.

“The music industry has lost a true trailblazer, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his bandmates and fans around the world who mourn his untimely passing,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, in a statement. Robinson-Fitzgerald said it’s believed the spider bite contributed to the failure of Hanneman’s liver, but it is unclear whether an autopsy will be scheduled.

“Jeff Hanneman will always be a metal god,” rocker Andrew W.K. posted on Twitter. Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal pioneers in Huntington Beach, Calif., in 1982.

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Re: "Slayer" guitarist Jeff Hanneman, 49
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
Yep, Slayer is/was a band you had no doubt about, where they stand.

Good luck there, sport.  You're gonna need it.

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Re: "Slayer" guitarist Jeff Hanneman, 49
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 11:10:40 AM »
I like cruising the Metal Mix and Classic Metal stations on my phones music station app, just hit some Slayer this morning.

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