Metal World Marking First Anniversary of Jeff Hanneman's Death

Slayer axeman left us a year ago, guitar-driven community pays honors.

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Last Friday (May 2), the metal world has marked the first year since the passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Many prominent metal figures have stepped up to pay their respect, celebrating the man who brought us "Angel of Death," "Raining Blood," "Seasons in the Abyss," "War Ensemble" and so many other Slayer classics.

Jeff died of liver failure in Southern California hospital near his home. It might seem fast and strange, but it has happened over a year now. Check out some of the tributes below.

Jeff Hanneman & I. 1984 I still can't believe he's gone.

— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) May 2, 2014

Scream Slayer for Jeff Hanneman! #ScreamForJeff

— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) May 2, 2014

It's hard to believe that our friend, Jeff Hanneman, has been gone for a year. RIP Jeff. #jeffhanneman

— Pantera (@Pantera) May 2, 2014

Can't believe it is 1 year ago since we lost the one and only Jeff Hanneman! Love you bro, you are never forgotten! @Slayer

— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) May 2, 2014

We join our friends in @Slayer as we celebrate the memory of Jeff Hanneman! RIP Jeff! #ScreamForJeff

— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) May 2, 2014

Rest in Peace, Brother #Hanneman #Slayer

— In Flames (@InFlames_SWE) May 2, 2014

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    Poor Jeff, all started with a damn spider...
    It started long before that. Guitar World did a great tribute issue, it says he was always a big drinker. Then when his Father died in 2008 he never fully got over it and around that time he also had an arthritic condition which negatively affected his playing. If anything it ended with the Spider. It's pretty damn sad.
    Before you see the light, you must die. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013 Rest in peace man.
    A year already, and in a couple of days is also Ronnie James Dio 4th death aniversary... time goes by so fast
    I don't know where you are,but i am certain you have them all mosh pitting there!We 'll always remember you,Jeff!
    Jeff "Pickled Liver" Hanneman...R.I.P. Slayer will never be the same without him!
    "Jeff died of liver failure in Southern California hospital near his home. It might seem fast and strange, but it has happened over a year now." Read that out loud, and try to figure out what two words you're missing, UG. Hint: "A" and "ago". The "has" is completely unnecessary, as well, and screws up the flow of the sentence. Seriously, is English not your first language, UG writers? On topic: Mad respect for last year's addition to Heaven's all-star metal band. RIP, and I look forward to seeing you on the cloud stage. Hopefully not for a few more decades, though.
    You know to all you k.k. haters,everytime Jeff had a song when k.k. had many to put on the past lps his ego was not there he was very open minded and would say your shit sounds better than what i came up with and they are on the albums k.k. has kept this band going.Give him the credit he deserves he does write and makes some great songs Jeff is not here anymore we have to move on stop hating and enjoy the new Slayer And if it was k.k. instead of Jeff i do not think Slayer would be here anymore think about that. k.k. is the strong force of making everything happen for slayer he has done most of the recording on all the lps Jeff came in just for the solos k.k. recorded all the bass and everything else. So what do you k.k. haters feel about that?????