R.I.P. Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman

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In a statement posted on their Facebook page, thrash metal veterans Slayer announced the death of guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman. He is said to have died earlier today in a hospital near his Southern California home of liver failure.

Hanneman was 49 years old. Along with Kerry King, Hanneman founded Slayer in 1981 and the band rose to prominence during the 1980s as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. This story is developing...

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