Jeff Hanneman – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Jeff Hanneman died at age 49, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death.

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?

Jeff Hanneman's death was caused by liver failure.

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


"We write the songs that we do because that's what we like. But they are just stories - not things we actually do or recommend anyone else go out and do."

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman

"I actually have only one Jackson! ESP makes all of my guitars now. But that Jackson was probably the last one I paid for, which is why I used it so much; I had to get my money's worth. That's why, for the longest time, it was in all of our photos."

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman

"Since we did 'Angel of Death,' I've had three occasions where someone will go 'Psst, hey. I'm part of this Aryan World Nation group and we're thinking of having you speak.' I'm like, 'Why?' And they'll go, 'You know.' I'll be like, 'No, why?' And they'll go, 'Aren't you... ?' I'm like, 'What? No. Go away. You don't get me at all.'"

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman

"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."

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman

"It's kind of weird to think about our fan base now, where our hard-core fans have kids, families and jobs."

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman