R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman

The May sun blackened
as it watched the demise of
the Angel of Death.

Jeff Hanneman, Guitar Player and Song Writer, Slayer

Jeff Hanneman, Guitar Player and Song Writer, Slayer. Image- Rolling Stone

Jeff Hanneman, thrash metal legend and co-founder of Slayer, died of liver failure at the age of 49. It was reported that he had been recuperating from a deadly spider bite which contracted him with necrotising fasciitis, a form of flesh-eating disease.

With Jeff on board Slayer went on to become one of the finest acts in the thrash metal genre along with Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica. After his sad demise, I wonder if any guitar player can fill the void. He has been known for his contribution as a writer of the two well known songs, Angel of Death and Raining Blood from Slayer’s Reign in Blood album.

The world of heavy metal will not be the same without you, Jeff. You shall be sorely missed.

Rest in peace.

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