Multiple news outlets are now reporting that former Children Of Bodom Guitarist/Vocalist Alexi Laiho has died at the age of 41. He died at his home in Helsinki Finland after battling “long-term health issues.” Laiho was highly respected for guitar work and considered a modern-day “shredder”. Children Of Bodom’s members parted ways in 2019 after multiple disagreements. Children Of Bodom is one of Finland’s best selling bands with over 250,000 records sold.
His former band members from Children Of Bodom have posted the following regarding his death:
One of the most renowned guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. The musician, most notably known as the frontman of Children of Bodom, died in his home in Helsinki, Finland, last week. Laiho had suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.
More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother. The world lost a phenomenal songwriter and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Memories and Alexi’s music will live forever.
Our thoughts are with Alexi’s family during this difficult time.
-Henkka, Janne and Jaska