This one has many of us speechless: Slayer guitarist and thrash metal legend Jeff Hanneman is dead at 49. From the band’s Facebook page:

Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure.

Read more and check out a classic Hanneman photo over at Stereogum

Right here.