Report: Friends Discuss Slayer Guitarist’s Behavior

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The Gauntlet must have naked pictures of Kerry King or something, because the site has been digging up all kinds of information on Jeff Hanneman in the wake of the Slayer guitarist’s death.

Apparently, months ago, the site reported that Jeff Hanneman did not want to return to Slayer and pretty much gave up on his physical therapy. He, of course, had been recovering from a brown recluse spider bite.

“We received several reports from friends of Jeff that he stopped taking physical therapy seriously,” says the site.

“Earlier this week, Jeff’s behavior caught up with him and he was admitted to the hospital in Southern California where his liver later failed.”

According to one source, “Jeff was drinking Heineken and vodka for breakfast, lunch and dinner up until a few months ago. The spider bite was no longer an issue with him, it was his drinking. He just never stopped.”

The statement from Slayer, announcing Jeff’s passing, claims he is survived by his wife, Kathy.

“You have to wonder who wrote that statement,” another source tells The Gauntlet.

“Jeff Hanneman divorced Kathy almost two years ago. Either some publicist wrote the statement and they aren’t the words of the band or the band itself was really that out of touch with what was going on in Jeff’s life lately,” says the source.

Either way, I am still in shock, and Hanneman’s death is a serious blow to the metal community.

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