RIB Jeff Hanneman

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman died early this morning of liver failure.

He will be remembered as guitarist and song writer for the greatest heavy metal band of all time.

He was 49. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry. And, of course, his fellow band members and a legion of fans.


Hanneman had been off the road since he contracted necrotizing fasciitis—thought to be from a spider bite—in early 2011. It’s not known what role the disease played in Hanneman’s liver failure.



6 thoughts on “RIB Jeff Hanneman”

  1. Would it be true to say that his fans would say he went out ‘in style’?
    Hedonist ‘Liver failure’ and ‘Zombie flesh eating bugs’ from ‘Spiderbite’ are very Hardcore and ‘Heavy Metal!’????
    …. From the grave he’s saying “I told ya so!”

  2. Would it be true to say that his fans would say he went out ā€˜in styleā€™?

    Verily I say unto you, Tim!

    Here’s an early picture of Jeff. Thrusting a beer in your face!


    Click on the picture at the top of the post to see the extent of the damage caused by the spider bite.

    Note also the Hanneman logo on his guitar.


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