Jeff Hanneman

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Birthday
31, 1964
Birthplace
Oakland, CA
Death Date
May 2, 2013 (49)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1964
Birthplace
Oakland, CA
Death Date
May 2, 2013 (49)

About

Lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Slayer who wrote "Raining Blood" and "War Ensemble," among other songs.

Before Fame

Conversations about the war with his veteran father became an inspiration and the subject for many of his future songs.

Trivia

He wrote what is perhaps the best-known thrash metal song, "Angel of Death."

Family Life

He was married to Kathryn Hanneman from 1997 until his death in 2013. His brother is also a thrash metal musician.

Associated With

Slayer got started when Hanneman and bandmate Kerry King found out that they both liked Scott Travis and Judas Priest.