Napalm Records officially shared a new publication confirming that Children Of Bodom legend Alexi Laiho has passed away at the age of 41. According to the statement, Laiho had suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.
Alexi’s bandmates from Bodom After Midnight wrote a common statement to share their feelings about the death of the iconic metalhead in the official press release. Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen, and Waltteri Väyrynen stated:
“We are crushed by the sudden passing of our dear friend and band member. Words cannot describe this shock and the profound sadness that we feel.”
Napalm Records added that during the last years, the important family ties brought a welcomed balance to Alexi’s life and the active touring. Laiho was particularly close with his elder sister, parents and his sister’s daughter. His sister describes her feelings by saying:
“We are all absolutely shocked and devastated. We ask for privacy and understanding during these hard times. My little brother’s funeral will take place privately. Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken.”
Alexi Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded Children of Bodom in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019.
You can watch his best moments below.