January 31, 1964 to May 2, 2013
Jeff was my favorite of the two guitar players in Slayer. Kerry King always had the higher profile in the metal scene, but Jeff’s playing was much more varied and creative than Kerry’s. That’s just my humble opinion. But look at the writing credits and tell me I’m wrong.
Jeff was also the one who really brought the early 80′s hardcore-punk influence the the Slayer sound too…and that is what made early Slayer so special to me personally.
I am really glad I got to see them three times if I am not mistaken. The “South of Heaven” tour in L.A. The “Seasons in the Abyss” tour, also in L.A. And again in Anchorage, Alaska…sometime in the 90′s.
First, the horrible spider bite he got.
And now liver failure.