Published Feb 07, 2014A most unexpected tribute to the late, great Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman appeared in Poland this week via the unveiling of a newly named traffic circle.
According to Poland's CentrumDruku3D [via Blabbermouth], the "Rondo Jeffa Hannemana" (or "Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit") is situated in the town of Jaworzno, and the honour to temporarily rename the site was won in an auction by Polish company Art-Com Ltd. last year through the Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (Great Christmas Aid Orchestra).
The sign saluting the "unforgettable Slayer guitarist" was debuted yesterday (February 6) and will be up for one year. Here's hoping throughout that time, and forever after, that drivers show some mercy when using the roundabout.
Down below, you'll find a Polish newscast showing workers putting up the sign, as well as an interview with a Slayer fan in a Hanneman-themed T-shirt.
An additional sign on the grounds notes, "The money gathered during the XXII Final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas charity was allocated for the purchase of specialized equipment for children's emergency medicine and deserving health care of seniors."
Founding Slayer guitarist Hanneman passed away in 2013 after suffering liver failure. He was 49 years old.