According to Mirror, guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho passed away last week at his home in Helsinki, Finland at the age of 41. According to family reports, Laiho has had health problems in recent years.
Band Bodom After Midnight shared the sad news to fans.
Kelli Laiho-Wright, wife of Alexi Laiho, wrote: “Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken.” His family was very shocked by his left. They wish to respect privacy in order to prepare the funeral for Alexi Laiho.
Alexi Laiho was born in 1979, is a famous rocker in Finland. He founded the band Children of Bodom with drummer Jaska Raatikainen in 1993.
In 1997, the group released their debut album Something Wild, which was highly appreciated by professionals. After that, they went on to release 6 albums, reaching number one in Finland. However, in 2019, Children of Bodom disbanded.
After that, Laiho and Daniel Freyberg continued to form Bodom After Midnight “super band” in 2020. They admitted more members Waltteri Väyrynen (drums), Mitja Toivonen (bass player) and Lauri Salomaa.
Bodom After Midnight has recorded three songs and made a music video, and is scheduled to release an album later this year
In 2011, he was voted to the list of the top 100 greatest guitarists of the heavy metal genre by Guitar World magazine.