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Spider bite suspected as factor in Jeff Hanneman's death

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LOS ANGELES -

A spokeswoman for Slayer says it's believed a spider bite probably had something to do with the liver problems that eventually killed guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

But it's possible we may never know for sure. It's unclear whether there was an autopsy on the body of Hanneman, who died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital at age 49.

The spider bite nearly cost him his arm after he failed to get immediate treatment.

No word on funeral arrangements at this point.

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