Jeff Hanneman - Musician, Guitarist. Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal band Slayer in 1981, after auditioning for lead guitarist in a band. He approached Kerry King, who was trying out for the same band, when the two began playing songs together and decided to form their own band. Although they released their first album in 1983 with 'Show No Mercy', their breakthrough came in 1986 with the album 'Reign in Blood'.
Guitarist suffered liver failure Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of the thrash-metal group Slayer, died on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the group told TheWrap. He was 49. May 02, 2013 @ 4:19 pm