Update: Slayer Guitarist Died of Cirrhosis

The band issued a statement noting that Hanneman, 49, died from alcohol-related cirrhosis. Originally, the band had posted that Hanneman’s passing was due to liver failure brought on by necrotizing fasciitis, a disease Hanneman believed he contracted from a spider bite.

May 13, 2013

The band issued a statement noting that Hanneman, 49, died from alcohol-related cirrhosis.

Slayer issued an official update on the passing of founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 at a hospital near his Southern California home. The update noted that Hanneman, 49, died from alcohol-related cirrhosis.

Originally, the band had posted that Hanneman’s passing was due to liver failure brought on by necrotizing fasciitis, a disease Hanneman believed he contracted from a spider bite.

Source: www.today.com


 

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