Alexi Laiho dead: Children of Bodom rocker dies 'suddenly' aged 41

Alexi Laiho the legendary guitarist and singer of Children of Bodom has died at the age of 41.
According to his label Napalm, Alex passed away at home in Helsinki last week after suffering 'long term health issues.'
He was regarded as one of the greatest - and fastest - heavy metal guitarists of all time by industry experts and fans in a number of polls.
A statement from his bandmates in Bodom After Midnight said: "It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member. "
Laiho’s wife, Kelli Laiho-Wright, said: "Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken."
Alex formed Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom in 1993, with the group going on to become of Finland's best selling acts of all time before splitting in 2019.

They recorded ten studio albums and two live albums and scored chart positions on the Billboard 200 in America.
They held their last concert - A Chapter Called: Children of Bodom - in Helsinki in 2019 before disbanding.
Alexi and bandmate Daniel Freyberg continued as Bodom After Midnight in 2020 - along with Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen and bassist Mitja Toivonen, who played with Santa Cruz, with touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa completing the line-up.
They recorded three songs and shot one music video which will be released later on this year posthumously.
After setting up the supergroup, Alexi reflected on how his life had changed.
"I have at least learned to keep better care of myself. I kind of f***ing nutter that I learned almost everything through the hard way. It took a long time to realize that a person also needs rest and recharging batteries. Otherwise there will be a crash," he told Ilta-Sanomat in 2019.
In 2012 Children of Bodom had to cancel two European shows when Alexi was taken to hospital.
In a statement at the time the band said: "Alexi was rushed to the Oslo hospital earlier this evening with extreme stomach pain. The doctors in the emergency unit checked him and while we are still waiting for a diagnosis, they made clear that he will not be able to perform within the next 48 hours."
Days later they shared another update: "This is not an easy letter for us to write. Alexi is suffering from a serious infection. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don’t know yet when they will release him."
Alexi also played guitar for a number of other bands including Sinergy, The Local Band, Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene.
In 2011 he was ranked in the top 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World, who also praised him as one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world.
Alexi also topped a vote for the top metal guitarists of all time in a public voting poll by Total Guitar after securing over 20% of the overall vote.
He had started out playing the violin at the age of seven before learning the guitar at 11 after being gifted a Tokai Stratocaster.

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100+ comentarios:

Prashanth Padmarajan
Prashanth Padmarajan:
He'd been getting thinner and thinner as years passed. The fact that this was probably due to his illness is heartbreaking. What a loss! :( :(
Joey Thomas
Joey Thomas:
R.I.P. Alexi!!! You were 1 of a kind!!
MK- Ultra
MK- Ultra:
Dam one of my high school hero's RIP
One of the best melodic guitarist and song writer
Покойся с миром Алекси . Ты был великим нам будет тебя очень не хватать .
We lost a true great today bois, Alexis only come once in a generation. His sense of melody and technical skill was unmatched. Rest in power brother, Ill see you in Valhalla \m/
Darcy Rose Wilson
Darcy Rose Wilson:
He will always be remembered!!!! he was so amazing at guitar. RIP 💔 😭😭😭😭
Pady Epans
Pady Epans:
I’m just like so freaking shocked, like I’m so freaking angry rite now, why can’t him just realize his healthy, why can’t him just take care. Fuck
Paul Findude
Paul Findude:
RIP in my friend.
This new is devastating!
He just followed The Reaper today. Literally. 😭
Al Shaw
Al Shaw:
legend, will always listen to his music. the incredible riffs he came up with at such a young age was a showing sign of his talent. rip alexi
Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin:
His playing got me into soloing and melody crafting. He had a one of a kind sound and style that was instantly recognizable. The way he partied I didnt expect him to live past 30, but 41 is still way too young. This hit hard. RIP Wildchild.
Sean Thompson
Sean Thompson:
Incoming!! First thing I heard when I read the headline this morning!
Stacey Hall
Stacey Hall:
R. I. P dude so sad I loved this guy 😭
damn, listened to a lot of children of bodom back in the days, RIP legend, you will always be remembered
Fida Yuan
Fida Yuan:
God bless bro😭
Balajied Lyngdoh
Balajied Lyngdoh:
RIP my only first Idol.😭
Mat _
Mat _:
In One time , was first time to see him playing with the guitar I knew he's the best one on earth🤘 rest in peace brother🌷 we gonna miss you so much
Indigenous American Pride
Indigenous American Pride:
Goddamnit i cannot my believe it. My friend called me a couple hours ago to let me know. Rip in peace my brother. His guitars won't ever be played by him 😢
Blackie Lawless
Blackie Lawless:
Your passion and the traces of your shining life will forever become stars in the sky and give many people the coordinates of life. Thank you for that. ~ R.I.P
Roberto Moreno
Roberto Moreno:
One of the most important guitar players in my life, his first albums with COB and Sinergy are astonishing, he's passed away very young too soon. Rest in Peace with God, mate.
Evh,alexi, we will never know who will be next :(
AETERNAL [Official]
AETERNAL [Official]:
🤘🏻🤘🏻Rest In Power🤘🏻🤘🏻
🎸🎸We'll never forget you.🎸🎸
Dan Lester Chua
Dan Lester Chua:
I saw him when children of bodom played here in the Philippines
Jose Tuliao
Jose Tuliao:
RIP. You'll be remembered!
RIP Alexi. You are forever missed
gewrgia tserkezi
gewrgia tserkezi:
R.I.P my guitar hero you always gonna be a legend
Angel Alvarado
Angel Alvarado:
So Devastating , he was one of the best heavy metal musicians, skilled guitarist and all , sad and shocking news , gone too soon , I could still not believe it
His legacy will live on and as one of the best musicians ...RIP
Riana RAJ
Riana RAJ:
My hero.My idol. You will be missed😢
Sam Morbid
Sam Morbid:
I feel like crying...... Just crying 😭😭
Kevin H
Kevin H:
Rip bro you were such a great inspiration back in the days passage of the reaper was one of my biggest inspiration to become a good guitar player thanks bro so many thanks I became guitarist in various bands as well I was a frontman partly influenced by you and other great legends
I could not believe the news when i heard it yesterday, and it's still surreal to me he passed away it's soo sad and waaay too soon :(. I lost my idol, my biggest inspiration... R.I.P. Wildchild! \ M /
Sagit Ahmed
Sagit Ahmed:
Again we gonna miss a Metal King🙏😭😭😭😭
Jyoti Kakchingtabam
Jyoti Kakchingtabam:
You were such a great figure for most of the metalheads like me. We have lost a great person R.I.P Alexi Laiho, you will be missed😭😭😭
A Corpse Without Soul
A Corpse Without Soul:
RIP Alexi. This song is for you too now. EVIL DRIVE - Legends Never Die (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
Péter Deák
Péter Deák:
I've no words... Rest in Peace, man! Your music made me convert to metal for good. :(
I don't believe!!
Oh My God……
Maxim Popov
Maxim Popov:
RIP Genius ❤️
Diana Maisto
Diana Maisto:
akage tobimaru
akage tobimaru:
RIP one of the best guitarist and singer and a handsome man
shre 47
shre 47:
The last man 2020 had to take 😭😭
Santa Jumi
Santa Jumi:
I think God mean very great party at there!
Mr. M
Mr. M:
R.i.p. Alexi - what you played will be eternal 🤘🏻
Ahmed's Gallery
Ahmed's Gallery:
R.I.P quick man so quick,,, one of the best musicians of all time. god bless
Anime Hornbill
Anime Hornbill:
What was he suffering from??
sur jt
sur jt:
R.i.p my inspiration 😭😭😭
Arthur Fernandes Mendonça
Arthur Fernandes Mendonça:
RIP one of the Best guitarrists of the world
Alexander Solodovnikov
Alexander Solodovnikov:
That guy had "sisu". The "sisu" made him great and pass the difficult road. Unfortunately the "sisu" can't make finns live and create forever. We all are just mortals. Sleep tight Alexi! Your name is near Sibelius.
He was my fawking favorite! Condolances to his family and bandmates.......fawk man fawk!!!
ignacio lopez
ignacio lopez:
Wow RIP Alexi !! 😔
Hahaha Hahahahahaha
Hahaha Hahahahahaha:
Oh well..
Carlos Speedy
Carlos Speedy:
Rest in Power, Alexi!
Saajan Maharjan
Saajan Maharjan:
HuGe LoSs To MetaL Band... Rip Laiho .. we 'l mis u😪😪
Darren Hipona
Darren Hipona:
R.I.P my idol
"long term health issues" sounds VERY vague..
Joey Thomas
Joey Thomas:
The man's dead at least get his name right....R.I.P. Alexi "WildChild" Laiho!! Thank you for sharing your amazing music with us!!
The Chrismeister
The Chrismeister:
My childhood!
Frankllyn Legion
Frankllyn Legion:
cara ainda nao consigo acreditar.... 😢
Descanse em paz 🤘🏻🤘🏻🏴🏴
Joshua Hinckley
Joshua Hinckley:
My idol man what a sad day
Diego Bustamante MGTOW
Diego Bustamante MGTOW:
MALDITO 2021, qué más quieres de mi? :/
Savagesoyboy 281
Savagesoyboy 281:
Grew up on Bodom and he was one of my top guitar idols. Bodom was one of the gateway bands that opened the doors to the metal universe for me. Truly a great loss. RIP Alexi. You will be very missed.
holy KATSU hero
holy KATSU hero:
Jonathan V.
Jonathan V.:
So young😪
Sebastian Parker
Sebastian Parker:
Sharizac Ikrman
Sharizac Ikrman:
R.I.P I miss you forever ❤️ bro..
U are super beast guitarist.. only one in million bro..I'm so 😭😭😭..why you goes so far away.😭😭😢
Alejandro Dable Carrillo
Alejandro Dable Carrillo:
R.I.P. Always 🖤
Goo Enough
Goo Enough:
What long term health problems did he have?
RIP Laiho \m/
K Tay
K Tay:
Israel Arteaga
Israel Arteaga:
Nooo mames su banda era mi favorita en el mundo 😥
Vyan DarkRide Priester
Vyan DarkRide Priester:
Good Bye Alex😭
Mikau 991
Mikau 991:
RIP Wildchild
Александр Фефелов
Александр Фефелов:
Алекси именно с тобой я вошёл в M.D.M. культуру , покойся с миром друг,брат,учитель.
Mr. X Musik - Mix
Mr. X Musik - Mix:
I've no words too... R.I.P. our best friend.... your guitar work made us convert to the best music of all time... I'am totally stunned.......
Skyfkyhead Gerwar
Skyfkyhead Gerwar:
Damn, he was a big influence for me R.I.P "Alexi Lahio"
Ken Tan Schneider
Ken Tan Schneider:
Everytime I Die ironically breathed sanity and life in me during my rock-bottom times past with emotions I’m so familiar with and so Children of Bodom will always have it’s own place within the depths of my memory.
RIP Alexi Laiho
King. God. Alexi 🤘🏻🖤
Ivan Valenz
Ivan Valenz:
R.i.p my brother
Pena Tsennaa
Pena Tsennaa:
R.I.P Sad day.
VARG #1188
VARG #1188:
R.I.P. Mr.Bodom🙌🔥🔥🔥
Olet portin toisella puolella ja soittelet vielä nopeammin siellä, kavereita siellä onkin...jammaaa Lemmyn kanssa🔊🔊🔊
Joe Bidenov
Joe Bidenov:
This is sad as hell man. Prayers from Louisiana RIP Alexi. You were the fastest guitar player I had ever seen live that part is true!
Desley Hemmingsen
Desley Hemmingsen:
Add Muuk
Add Muuk:
R.I.P Wildchild
Meenu Nissa
Meenu Nissa:
Jesús Yáñez
Jesús Yáñez:
R.I.P., Alexi
phoenix t
phoenix t:
dam it
Ivan Langley
Ivan Langley:
R.i.p Alexi Laiho 🥺🥺
PM Media
PM Media:
Aku Isomäki
Aku Isomäki:
Armando Medina
Armando Medina:
rest in peace
This dude was a fucking God of a Guitarist. RIP man Legend
Sengkan Sangma
Sengkan Sangma:
Rip Alexi laiho 😭😭
This is sad.
ruel claro
ruel claro:
Luizifer Behel
Luizifer Behel:
I cant believe it
Izzo BaRzaKH
Izzo BaRzaKH:
Rick James
Rick James:
The Finnish Dave Mustaine. One of the greatest front men of all time. Not many can sing and shred complex riffs simultaneously like Alexi. He will be greatly missed. The metal world will never be the same. Never got to see COB live unfortunately, but today there will be Children Of Bodom playing proudly and loud inside of my house. R.I.P. Alexi Laiho😢🤘🤘