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Original GREAT WHITE bassist Lorne Black has died. He appeared on the band’s 1984 self-titled debut, 1986’s “Shot In The Dark” and 1987’s “Once Bitten…”.

Original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, who is currently touring with a version of the band calling itself JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Lorne Black yesterday [Friday, September 27]! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.

Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of GREAT WHITE! May he rest in peace.”

Added GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall: “I saw [Lorne‘s] cousin Robert a few months ago and we were in touch. Robert told me Lorne wasn’t too good then.

“I lost Robert‘s number when I changed phones, which bums me out. He used to work for us.

“I loved Lorne and I am truly sad to get this news. I know he has battle demons for along time and I am so sad to hear of his passing.

“RIP, my friend…”

Lorne Black can be seen standing on the left in the photo below.

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Jeff Hanneman: 1964-2013

Last night we were absolutely gutted to learn that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away aged 49.

It’s no surprise to find that Jeff’s sudden passing has drawn a monumental response from fans, peers and friends around the world, with some of metal and rock’s biggest names offering their condolences and tributes:

David Ellefson (MEGADETH): “My condolences to SLAYER and the Jeff Hanneman family today.”

IN FLAMES: “We are so devasted to hear about the passing of Jeff Hanneman. One of the greatest have passed on and please, stop for a moment and pay your respect to this fantastic man. This is a tragedy.”

Slash: “Tragic & shocking news about Jeff Hanneman. He is going to missed by so many. What a sad day for metal. RIP man.”

David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE): “RIP to a titan of metal.”

PAPA ROACH: “We’re saddened by the death of SLAYER guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. Our prayers and best wishes to SLAYER and Jeff’s family.”

TESTAMENT: “R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman, brother in thrash.”

METALLICA: “R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman”

HATEBREED: “We are extremely saddened by the news of Jeff Hanneman’s passing. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans and the entire SLAYER camp and their road crew. We would not be the band we are today without him and SLAYER. Rest in peace, Jeff!”

DOWN: “Our brother Jeff Hanneman, may he rest in peace (1964 – 2013)”

ANVIL: “ANVIL send their condolences to the SLAYER and the Jeff Hanneman family. R.I.P.”

We’ll be posting more tributes as the day goes on, but you can see who else has offered their thoughts thus far here. We’re still in shock about this.

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Slayer with Jeff (second left)

We are shocked and completely gutted to confirm that Slayer have reported that guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away.

“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home,” states the band’s official Facebook.” Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”

We offer our deepest sympathies and are sending all our thoughts and love to Jeff’s bandmates, his friends and his family. We’ll have more news on this story as soon as we hear it.

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