NewsMay 9, 2013 7:49 PM ET8,347 views

Slayer: Jeff died from alcohol related cirrhosis

Slayer has issued a new update with further thoughts and details regarding the passing of guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Notably, the band reveals that the official cause of death was "alcohol related cirrhosis." Here's the official word:
While the details are being worked out now, Slayer wants its fans to know that there will be a celebration of Jeff Hanneman's life sometime later this month, along with Jeff's family and friends, the public will be invited to attend. More information will be posted here soon. Kerry King and Tom Araya are trying to deal with the loss of their brother by remembering some the good times they shared. KERRY: "I had so many great times with Jeff... in the early days when we were out on the road, he and I were the night owls, we would stay up all night on the bus, just hanging out, talking, watching movies... World War II movies, horror movies, we watched "Full Metal Jacket" so many times, we could practically recite all of the dialogue." TOM: "When we first formed Slayer, we used to rehearse all the time, religiously, 24/7. Jeff and I spent a lot of time hanging out together, he lived in my father's garage which was also our rehearsal space. When he got his own apartment, he had an 8-track and I would go there to record songs I'd written, not Slayer songs, other stuff I'd written. At a certain point, you still have the band but you start your own lives outside of the band, so that 24/7 falls to the side, you don't spend as much time together as you once did. I miss those early days." KERRY: "He was a gigantic World War II buff, his father served in that war, so when Slayer played Russia for the first time - I think it was 1998 - Jeff and I went to one of Moscow's military museums. I'll never forget him walking around that place, looking at all of the tanks, weapons and other exhibits. He was like a kid on Christmas morning. But that was Jeff's thing, he knew so much about WW II history, he could have taught it in school." TOM: "We were in New York recording South of Heaven. Jeff and I were at the hotel and we had to get to the studio - I think it was called Chung King, a real rundown place. So we left the hotel and decided to walk, but then it started raining. We walked maybe five blocks, and it was raining so hard, we were totally soaked, so we decided to get a cab. Here we are, two dudes with long hair and leather jackets, absolutely soaked, thumbing to the studio. No one would stop. We had to walk the entire way." TOM: "Jeff was a lifeline of Slayer, he wrote so many of the songs that the band will always be known for. He had a good heart, he was a good guy." ***** We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record.


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anonymous 5/9/2013 5:06:03 PM

God Send Death

anonymous 5/9/2013 5:09:39 PM

too long to read so no care ever, but too bad that they couldnt get their "brother" help

MeatDelivery 5/9/2013 6:16:38 PM

Far better to have died like Jeff, than live like Lars Ulrich.

willy_wanker 5/9/2013 6:19:40 PM

doesnt dave have anything to say

LoydChristmas 5/9/2013 6:43:10 PM

he's dead because Tim Lambesis' hitman got his wires crossed

anonymous 5/9/2013 7:25:11 PM

did he really drink THAT much, or was this a rare thing?

PainINtheTIGHTpants 5/9/2013 8:10:29 PM

Drunk drivers against mad mothers on full blast. This makes more sense than any spider bite, still terrible. The Slayer family is still heart broken.

anonymous 5/9/2013 8:30:11 PM

should have been xSlayerx

OrgCore 5/9/2013 9:29:58 PM

No Dave, not even Paul? Either way RIP, Jeff

anonymous 5/9/2013 10:14:22 PM

Duuuuude what the fck is wrong with people on lambgoat. Scumbags. Everything is a joke to y'all. Disgusting human beings. Karma. RIP Jeff!!!

anonymous 5/9/2013 10:26:38 PM

was the cause of death of kerry's Tech ever released?

anonymous 5/9/2013 11:58:29 PM

Liverflip x 1000.

anonymous 5/10/2013 12:06:40 AM

where is Dave? was he ousted form the band?

chicken_gang_bang 5/10/2013 12:08:16 AM

I'll drink to that

anonymous 5/10/2013 3:33:28 AM

I like how this is the longest news story on lambgoat ever, but it doesn't elaborate on the title one iota.

anonymous 5/10/2013 5:17:56 AM

"anonymous 1 hour ago I like how this is the longest news story on lambgoat ever, but it doesn't elaborate on the title one iota." Ya….except for the paragraph that begins: "We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis."

anonymous 5/10/2013 8:22:45 AM

the cause was "live failure", how else would it be anything other than alcohol.

anonymous 5/10/2013 9:28:52 AM

^^^^^^To dumb to ever post on this site again.......and that's saying something.

anonymous 5/10/2013 11:37:24 AM

^^ Too dumb, ya jackass.

anonymous 5/10/2013 12:35:47 PM

hahahahahahahahaha, hilarious. stupid drunk.

anonymous 5/10/2013 2:34:23 PM

^ worthless gay. Ill find you in hell and beat you.

anonymous 5/10/2013 8:10:27 PM

Well duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Slayer rules, but died long ago. Honestly knowing he won grammys for the new shit must have killed em.

anonymous 5/11/2013 7:27:02 AM

Told ya. Ya booze ya loose

anonymous 5/12/2013 12:33:21 AM

^ loves sucking wholesale quantities of dck.

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