Jeff Hanneman’s Death: Cause, Place, Age, and More!

Jeff Hanneman

The guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at age 49, not too shabby.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Slayer who wrote “Raining Blood” and “War Ensemble,” among other songs.

Conversations about the war with his veteran father became an inspiration and the subject for many of his future songs.

He wrote what is perhaps the best-known thrash metal song, “Angel of Death.”

How did Jeff Hanneman die?

Liver Failure caused Jeff Hanneman's death in 2013.

Information about the death of Jeff Hanneman
Cause of deathLiver Failure
Age of death49 years
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1964
Death dateMay 2, 2013
Place of deathHemet, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Me and my dad were so much alike that we would just butt heads. I pretty much hated him from the age of 16 to 24 for no real reason."

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"I'd rather play in front of people who wouldn't listen to Slayer. That to me, is more like, 'Hey, listen to us.'"

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"Angel of Death' is like a history lesson, but as soon as we released it everybody was calling us Nazis. Our singer's a dark-skinned Chilean, there's no way we're fascists."

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"I don't listen to much rap outside of Run DMC and the Beasties, but then I'm pretty burned out on most new music."

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"To us, being the bad guys is cool, because we always root for the bad guys in the movies."

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