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Slayer

Guitarist DEAD at 49

5/2/2013 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501_jeff-hanneman_gettyMonstrous thrash-metal guitar hero and founding member of Slayer Jeff Hanneman has died of liver failure ... TMZ has confirmed. He was 49.

Reps for the legendary axeman said Hanneman was in a hospital near his SoCal home when his liver failed around 11 a.m.

The punk-influenced thrasher was a major part of Slayer's songwriting ... contributing lyrics and music on each of their albums ... including songs "Raining Blood," "War Ensemble" and "Seasons in the Abyss."

Hanneman and fellow Slayer guitarist Kerry King formed Slayer when both were auditioning for the same band in 1981 ... and decided to start their own.

Hanneman is survived by wife Kathy, sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry.

RIP.

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46.

Az Heat    

How come God didn't take Lohan or Kartrashian!! Dammit!

477 days ago
47.

Anthony    

R.I.p. Was awesome seeing him for two songs in Indio.

477 days ago
48.

Paulina1982    

Drugs & Alcohol..

477 days ago
49.

Mrskello     

So sad. Search kello darapper on YouTube!!! Thanks!!!

477 days ago
50.

Cold Azz Honkey    

He is commenting on nearly every response. Jackass.

477 days ago
51.

Reality_Check    

I hope anyone who says anything negative about someone who just passed away gets their casket spit on during their funeral. Cold hearted f*ckers. R.I.P.!

477 days ago
52.

Tigra    

What a HUGE loss for the metal community RIP Jeff. Wrote some of the sickest riffs for slayer.

477 days ago
53.

psychotic_tendencies    

If you have liver damage you have one day to get help

477 days ago
54.

Dina    

Don't be so histrionic.

477 days ago
55.

Metta Worldhate    

F---!

Slayer is awesome.

477 days ago
56.

FMF VS    

Sad, RIP Jeff.

477 days ago
57.

ImaLuthier    

to you idiots who automatically assume it was due to alcoholism, the pharmaceuticals and treatments are hard on the liver and kidneys, which are the filtering systems for the body, so they can easily retain the toxins from these treatments:
http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/photo/2012/0502/grant_g_jeffhanneman_640.jpg&w=640&h=360...

477 days ago
58.

Lucky_130    

Something tells me this guy is not in the better place. I hope he is enjoying hell I guess

477 days ago
59.

Fox    

People with talent die while people like Lindsay lohan live forever, always evading trouble.

477 days ago
60.

SKiNET HD    

49?! Damn that's young!!!!

477 days ago
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