The guitarist, and co-founder of Slayer, John Hanneman, has passed on due to liver failure. He had been going through several ailments, including necrotising fasciitis, caused by a spider bite, and he passed on at the age of 49.
According to a statement posted on the band’s website, Jeff Hanneman died at 11am, at a hospital, near his South California home, where he was admitted after suffering the liver failure. He will be dearly missed and is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy, and brothers, Michael and Larry.
The band, noted for its “Big Four” songs, along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth, was co-founded by Hanneman and Kerry King way back in 1981...Read More