As we all know by now, on Thursday, May 2, Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman passed away of liver failure at the age of 49.
The band's longtime publicist issued the following statement:
"Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."
Here is fan filmed footage of Hanneman's last concert ever with SLAYER! This took place at the Big Four in Indio, California on April 23, 2011. This is when Hanneman performed the encore with the rest of the band!
Our condolences go out to Jeff's family, friends and the Slayer camp! Rock in Peace, Jeff!