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Rock Stars React to Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The rock world has been quick to react to news of the death Thursday of Slayer founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman , who died from liver failure at age 49.

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor paid tribute to the guitarist, tweeting , “Just found out Jeff Hanneman has passed away. What a sad day for us metal fans. He will truly be missed. My heart goes out to Kerry and co.”

Hatebreed posted a photo of Hanneman on their Facebook page , along with a statement naming Slayer as one of their influences.  “We are extremely saddened by the news of Jeff Hanneman’s passing,” wrote the band. “Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans and the entire Slayer camp and their road crew. We would not be the band we are today without him and Slayer. Rest in peace, Jeff!”

Other stars' comments:

Dave Mustaine : “Tonight one less star will be shining and sadly, the stage got just a little bit darker. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013.”

Nikki Sixx : “Just heard the sad news about Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.  My condolences to his family, the band and all his friends and fans. RIP”

Slash : “Tragic & shocking news about Jeff Hanneman. He is going to missed by so many. What a sad day for Metal. RIP man.”

Guns N’ Roses : “Our condolence to the entire @Slayer family #RIPJeff”

P.O.D. : “#RIP Jeff Hanneman your playing/riffs had a major influence on many growing up. Peace n strength to all of your loved ones.Thx 4 the tunes”

Machine Head : “RIP Jeff Hanneman. One of the greatest songwriters in all of metal let alone music. Our hearts go out to his family and band mates.”

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