Memorial for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman to take place next week (May 23)

Guitar player will be honoured in public at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman will be given a public memorial next week in Hollywood.

Fans of the heavy metal guitar player will be given the chance to pay their respects to him at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium on May 23. Billboard reports that the memorial will last four hours, from 3.30-7.30pm, and that up to 4,000 people will be able to attend on a first come, first serve basis.

The guitarist, and founding member of Slayer, died at the age of 49 last week (May 2) in a California hospital. A statement posted on Slayer’s website on May 9 revealed the cause of death to be alcohol-related cirrhosis.

Stars from the world of rock and metal, including Slash and Dave Mustaine, have paid tribute to Hanneman following his death. Posting his tribute on Twitter, Slash wrote: “Tragic & shocking news about Jeff Hanneman. He is going to be missed by so many. What a sad day for Metal. RIP man.”

Scroll down to see all of the tributes left online for Jeff Hanneman.