Slayer Vow To Carry On Following Jeff Hanneman's Death

(Classic Rock) Kerry King has vowed Slayer will keep going in the name of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. He died in May aged 49 from health issues related to heavy drinking. He'd been sidelined since 2011 after contracting necrotising fasciitis, which nearly killed him thought to have been partly cause by his drinking.

Exodus man Gary Holt had been standing in ever since, and will continue in that role. Now King tells Entertainment Daily News: "Jeff is going to be in everybody's thoughts for a long time. It's unfortunate you can't keep unfortunate things from happening. But we're going to carry on and he'll be there in spirit."

Speaking at the Kerrang Awards, the guitarist added: "Coming to something like this wasn't really his spiel. He wasn't an awards show kind of guy; he wanted to be the quiet guy doing his thing at the hotel." more on this story

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