Been so out of touch with this board and all things metal recently that I just now heard about this. Truly awful news. Sending positive thoughts to Jeff's family & loved ones.
I remember listening to Slayer when they first came out. No one anywhere ever had done anything like what they were doing, and collectively they pioneered extreme music as we know it today. One of the most important bands of all time. I was truly blessed to have seen them on tour for Reign in Blood, South of Heaven and Seasons in the Abyss. After a quarter of a century or so, those are still some of the largest and most energetic pits I have ever seen or been a part of, and some of the best and most intense shows in any genre, ever.
Thanks for the many fond memories, Jeff. Your work is the stuff of legend. RIP
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