Alexi Wildchild Laiho was primarily known as the vocalist and guitarist in the band Children Of Bodom. He was also a guitarist in the bands Sinergy and Kylähullut. The track Everytime I Die from the Follow Of reaper album released in 2000,
Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom and supergroup Bodom After Midnight, has died, his record label has confirmed.
«It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho», a statement released by Napalm Records, on behalf of Bodom After Midnight, said.
«We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member«», the statement, signed by bandmates Daniel, Mitja and Waltteri, added.
A statement on Laiho’s official Facebook page said the musician died in his Helsinki home last week, adding that he suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.
Laiho was the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Children Of Bodom, which was formed in 1993 under the name IneartheD, until the group played their final show in 2019. The track Hate Me by Bodom After Midnight,
The band have sold more than 250,000 records in their native Finland, and are one of the country’s bestselling artists, according to their website, with Laiho voted Best Metal Guitarist by readers of Guitar World Magazine. The Kylähullut track Maksa Paskana (Pay The Buck),
In addition to Children of Bodom, the guitarist was also associated with acts Warmen, Sinergy, Kylähullut and The Local Band, the statement, signed by Bodom After Midnight management, said:
«Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father», his wife Kelli Wright-Laiho said in a statement. «Our hearts are eternally broken».