2013 – “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman from the band “Slayer” died on This Day in Rock Music and Metal History!
The Recording Academy® Statement re: Jeff Hanneman
Thurs., May 2, 2013
“Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman was an intense and powerful guitarist and a force to be reckoned with on stage. A founding member of the legendary metal band Slayer, he was a key architect in their ferocious and uncompromising sound, which earned the band legions of loyal followers, tremendous respect among their peers, and a lasting impact on the genre. The music industry has lost a true trailblazer, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his bandmates and fans around the world who mourn his untimely passing.”
The Recording Academy