Jeff Hanneman, 1964 – 2013

Jeff Hanneman, guitarist of seminal band Slayer died at 49 on Thursday May 2nd, 2013.

Statement from Slayer:

OUR BROTHER JEFF HANNEMAN, MAY HE REST IN PEACE (1964 – 2013)

Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. 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.

The last time I saw Jeff Hanneman and his wife off-stage was backstage at one of their shows months before the spider-bite incident.

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UPDATE:

From Slayer.net:

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Los Angeles Times don’t know who Slayer vocalist is.

UPDATE 2013-02-23:
Los Angeles Times finally noticed the error and changed the caption to:

Heavy metal band Slayer performs at the Long Beach Arena in 2006. (Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2006)

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Los Angeles Times apparently don’t know who Slayer vocalist is (screen capture below). According to L.A. Times Randy Blythe is the vocalist of Slayer instead of Tom Araya. Well, unless L.A. Times knew that Araya had been replaced by Blythe in Kerry King Project.

Randy Blythe is the vocalist of Lamb of God.

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