SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has released the following statement regarding the passing of his longtime tech Armand Crump (pictured below):"Holy shit. Never thought I'd be writing this. "The world lost a great man yesterday. "It was an incredibly rough day for me, I can't imagine what it was like for his family and Cassie [Armand's longtime girlfriend Cassandra Dines]. Needless to say, no one saw this coming. "I thought I had a great guitar tech until the day I retire. "Life is short. Enjoy what you have while you have it. ”I was one of the few lucky ones. I saw him Friday, played him some new SLAYER and watched him bang his head and play air guitar. "What a great dude!! I even got what may have been his last man hug. "Love ya, buddy." For more musician tributes and remembrances of Crump, go to this location. Video footage of Armand Crump taking Dunlop TV through King's live rig back in 2010 can be seen below.