May 2 — May 2 marks 10 years since Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died. Hanneman, who was 49 at the time of his death, died as a result of liver failure, according to a news release distributed at the time.
Fellow members of the rock and metal community took a moment Tuesday to remember Hanneman, including the likes of Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, and Dave Mustaine. Even the members of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders offered words of condolence, as Hanneman was a fan of the team during its days in Oakland prior to its move to Las Vegas.
Some of the comments shared across Tuesday are noted below:
• “What a sad day for metal. RIP, man.” – Slash
• “RIP brother, you will be missed.” – Zakk Wylde
• “RIP Jeff Hanneman.” – Metallica
• “Brutal news about Jeff. Like a punch in the gut.” – Scott Ian
• “RIP to a dedicated Raiders fan.” – Oakland Raiders
• “Sad to hear of Jeff Hanneman’s passing.RIP.” – Geezer Butler
• “Tonight, one less star will be shining, and sadly, the stage got just a little bit darker.” – Dave Mustaine
• “RIP Jeff Hanneman. You will be greatly missed.” — Gibson Guitars
Members of the rock and metal community shared their thoughts of Hanneman in 2013 through Metal Injection through a special article following his passing. The article is available to stream here.
ESP Guitars also has an archived interview with Hanneman here.
More memories of Jeff Hanneman are available along with all of the latest Slayer news at: