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Jeff Hanneman, Slayer guitarist, dies at 49

3 May 2013 Last updated at 10:37 BST

Metal guitarist Jeff Hanneman, founding member of rock band Slayer, has died at the age of 49.

A statement on the band's Facebook page said Hanneman died of liver failure in California on Thursday.

Since 2011, Hanneman had been suffering from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease that he is believed to have contracted from a spider bite.

On its website, Slayer paid tribute to "Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)."

Hanneman wrote some of the band's most famous songs including Raining Blood and Angel of Death.