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Yesterday (May 24), the Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration took place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Hanneman passed away on Thursday, May 2, from liver failure (Details HERE).
The event featured appearances by Kerry King, Brian Slagel (Founder/CEO of Metal Blade Records/Slayer's First Label), Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian, Dino Paredes from American Recordings (Slayer’s longtime label), Marshall Amplification’s Nick Bowcott and the Slayer Family and Management Team of Rick Sales, Kristen Mulderig, Andrew Stuart, Jen Jacobs and Nick John. Kristen Mulderig also had the honor of reading a beautiful letter from Jeff's widow Kathy Hanneman.
Guess who didn't show up? The freaks from the Westboro Baptist Church, who had threatened to picket the memorial ceremony. Here are some videos from the memorial:
Our condolences go out to Jeff's family, friends and the Slayer camp! Rock in Peace, Jeff!