According to a posting on SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya’s wife Sandra Araya’s Facebook page,

his mother passed away on Thursday, April 2.

Sandra Araya writes: “Today is a sad day for our family. Tom’s mom, Tina, passed away [on Thursday]. We appreciate all the calls, text and messages. My handsome and children have taken the news hard. She was a wonderful woman full of love and life. You will be missed deeply.”