Jeff Hanneman’s death alcohol related

The autopsy results of Slayer guitarist/founder Jeff Hanneman came back with alcohol related issues from a statement that the band released overnight. The band are also currently planning to issue a public celebration of Jeff’s life “sometime later this month”.

“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.”

The full statement with personal tributes from all of the Slayer family can be found here