A week after Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, passed away an official cause has been revealed by the band.
At the beginning, it was thought that the root of Hanneman’s death was due to liver failure and some people even started to believe that it was due to the necrotizing fasciitis infection.
Read the band’s full statement about the cause of death below:
“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.”