Dead before his time because of a spider bite.
Jeff Hanneman, a guitarist with the heavy-metal band Slayer, is dead after being bitten by a spider in his hot tub two years ago.
He said in a past interview, "Didn’t even feel it. But an hour later I could see the flesh corrupting. I was an hour away from death."
49-year-old Hanneman was bitten by a spider in 2011 and almost lost his arm due to the flesh-eating bacterial infection that set in following the bite.
INSIDE EDITION told you recently how a 21-year-old woman cheated death after being bitten by a tiny spider at an airport in Texas. Her face puffed up horribly and her ear turned black with the infection. Emergency-room doctors caught the infection just in time.
Hanneman had to give up performing with his band as he battled the infection. It was a battle he ultimately lost.
Hard to believe a tiny insect could cause the death of such a strapping, energetic performer.