Jeff Hanneman Passes Away: More Rockers Honor Late Slayer Guitarist
The tributes to founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman from the metal community continue to pour in tonight following the news he passed away earlier today at the age of 49. After such artists as Slash, Corey Taylor, Pantera and more paid respect to Hanneman earlier in the evening, several more rockers have offered their condolences via Twitter.
As reported, Hanneman died of liver failure today (May 2), after a two year battle with the tissue disease necrotizing fasciitis that is assumed to have resulted from a spider bite. However, it has not been confirmed whether the liver failure was connected to the necrotizing fasciitis.
Now, in addition to the rockers mentioned above, such artists as Nikki Sixx, Guns N’ Roses, Scott Ian, Machine Head, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian and more have weighed in with their tributes. See their Tweets below:
Just heard the sad news about Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.My condolences to his family,the band and all his friends and fans..RIP
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) May 3, 2013
— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) May 3, 2013
Brutal news about Jeff. Like a punch in the gut. Tonight will be a proper send off for our brother. #GoldenGods
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) May 3, 2013
R.I.P. to my friend, mentor and biggest inspiration. Jeff will be missed by all. With out him there… instagram.com/p/Y1BP7wFwOl/
— sHaVo oDaDjIaN (@officialsHaVo) May 2, 2013
#RIP Jeff Hanneman your playing/riffs had a major influence on many growing up. Peace n strength to all of your loved ones.Thx 4 the tunes
— Payable On Death (@POD) May 3, 2013
RIP Jeff Hanneman.One of the greatest songwriters in all of metal let alone music.Our hearts go out to his family and band mates.
— Machine Head (@MfnH) May 3, 2013
R.I.P Jeff Hanneman. Devastating news. It was an honour knowing you. BFMV.
— BFMV 2013 (@bfmvofficial) May 3, 2013
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman.Love & respect to the Slayer family.
— Death Angel (@deathangel) May 3, 2013
Rest in Peace Jeff Hanneman you will surely be missed.
— Suffocation (@suffocation) May 2, 2013
— Lamb Of God (@Lambofgodband) May 2, 2013
Rest In Peace Jeff Hanneman! A True Heavy Metal LEGEND! twitpic.com/cnp1b7
— Hatebreed (@hatebreed) May 2, 2013
Tonight one less star will be shining and sadly, the stage got just a little bit darker. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) May 3, 2013