Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho dies

Real/full name:Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho
Age:41 (born Apr 8th, 1979)
R.I.P.:Jan 4th, 2021
Place of origin:Finland (Espoo, Uusimaa)

Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho was a Finnish singer, composer, and guitarist. He was best known as the lead guitarist/lead vocalist of melodic death/power metal band Children of Bodom. He also occasionally played with Thy Serpent, Sinergy, Kylähullut, and Impaled Nazarene.


In February 2002, in a private ceremony in Finland, Alexi married Kimberly Goss, frontwoman of the band Sinergy, having dated for four years prior to marriage. They, however, separated in 2004, but remain close friends.

On April 26th, 2009, after a show at Dallas' Palladium Ballroom, Laiho broke his wrist after falling from his bunk when the tour bus took a sharp turn. While originally planning to continue their North American No Fear Energy Tour despite the injury, its seriousness forced Children of Bodom to cancel the tour's last six dates.

Alexi was featured on the cover of Young Guitar magazine several times and has been on the cover of Guitar World along with Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde. In addition to the cover, Guitar World ranked him as one of the fifty fastest guitarists in the world. He was ranked by Roadrunner Records as #41 out of 50 of "The Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time".

When Children of Bodom played the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, Laiho received the Dimebag Award for "Best Shredder" and performed a track off Children of Bodom's 2008 Blooddrunk album. Alexi is known for having written the lyrics for the early Children of Bodom albums in the studio just before recording.

His "Wildchild" nickname is derived from the W.A.S.P. song "Wild Child" and he even has a clothing line called Wild Child Industries.

Laiho's first guitar was a Tokai Stratocaster.

100+ comentarios:

Netizen
Netizen:
Damn that's fucked up, a great loss for metal and music in general. RIP Alexi.
Youtubes Bichasspolicys
Youtubes Bichasspolicys:
People calling him, just “skilled” when many of the world greatest musicians regarded him as the best of the 2000’s... this is beyond devastating
Spiny Norman
Spiny Norman:
As soon as I saw the title "finnish metal artist dead" on the news I just had an awful feeling it would be him. He was my main inspiration for picking up the guitar and practice in the first place! This is the saddest day. RIP :(
Toletanus
Toletanus:
I am only 4 days in the year 2021, and I hate it already.

You will be remembered. R.I.P Alexi Laiho. You were the best.
shui giang
shui giang:
A legend !
saippuA
saippuA:
Olihan hän nyt pirun kova kitaristi ja nokkamies, kevyet mullat🙏

Rest in Peace!
Angkesan
Angkesan:
What a terrible lost. COB is one of the reason my band was created. Influencing our music direction. Hope you rest in peace, dear Alexi #hatecrew
Crownsen666
Crownsen666:
FUCK THAT! Rest in Peace Alexi, best Musican on Earth
Danielsen
Danielsen:
One of my main inspirations to play guitar.
Rest in peace Alexi🌹you will be missed❤️
kirveka1
kirveka1:
A very skilled guitarist who died too early!
He will be missed!
Estranged Lunatic [SURAJ]
Estranged Lunatic [SURAJ]:
My first teenage guitar hero gone :'( can't believe this even now!
Ace. S
Ace. S:
I had a chance to meet Alexi in Minnesota during promotion for Hexed, something about him seemed troubled but seeing him play again was just as invigorating as when he played Are You Dead Yet.

He played with every last ounce he had left & always made an effort for his fans. RIP and beyond!
Angela Dorris
Angela Dorris:
Can't believe this, one of the best musicians ever. You will be missed. Rest in peace Alexi!
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
12GaugeAnulCannon
12GaugeAnulCannon:
Way to young. RIP Metal God 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
Metalguy cobhc
Metalguy cobhc:
This cant be real.. I was just talking to my brother yesterday about Alexi laiho and children of bodom, and bodom after midnight.. cant believe this. R.i.p. Alexi laiho 😥 will def be missed in the metal community
!! MTs !!
!! MTs !!:
Im gonna miss him so much, i grow up with COB, feels like i will never love any band ever like COB with Alexi, for me he is a God of Metal. Now everything has lost its meaning for me and I don't want to live anymore. First Chester Bennington now Alexi Laiho, i fucking hate this hell here on earth. Hatecrew 4ever in my black heart <3 :(((( Rest in peace brother, if you hear me or see me please stay with me and help me trough this hell!!!
CmAk loop
CmAk loop:
Alexi was the main reason I pick up guitar😭😭🙏🙏
Desley Hemmingsen
Desley Hemmingsen:
R.I.P Alexi. THE Shred King. 😭😭
sebastian Ordóñez
sebastian Ordóñez:
The best guitar player of melodic death metal ever. Definitely a legend
Øyvind Hanstad
Øyvind Hanstad:
A legend, i am heart broken and cried, R.I.P, will be missed❤️😢🤟🇳🇴
What a start of 2021....
Snufkin
Snufkin:
Rest in peace alexi 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😭😢😢😢you will be forever in my heart and memories
Wolfofmollysfall 666
Wolfofmollysfall 666:
Such a huge loss in metal. His solos will live on forever. No one played guitar like him man. So sad holy
siddharth243
siddharth243:
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho. He is one of my childhood heroes. I grew up worshipping his music and guitar skills! :'(
Ephemeral Eiswer
Ephemeral Eiswer:
R.I.P. LEGEND OF STRINGS! COB IS AND WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST METAL BANS OF THE WORLD. YOU DID IN THIS WORLD ALL WHAT YOU HAD TO DO... BE A EXCELLENT MUSICIAN.
Xander Collier
Xander Collier:
I am very unhappy and disappointed about what I just found out about him.. R.I.P
wurstgitarre
wurstgitarre:
This is a fucking tragedy. What a great guitar player and songwriter. R.I.P.
Navid Khan
Navid Khan:
This is so shocking..RIP Alexi
selnor1983
selnor1983:
RIP. Absolute legend.
ben ben
ben ben:
I was just showing my son videos of Alexi’s guitar skills then today we get the news. Life is brutal. Rest In Peace Alexi. You’ll be missed.🎸🌈
jeroen0011
jeroen0011:
Rest in Power Alexi, the legend will be missed forever
Joe Wellington
Joe Wellington:
I'm in complete shock man, my friends and I saw them a few years ago and it was soooo awesome, we've lost another one people, R.I.P Alexi, you will never be forgotten.
The Last Day Breathing In Eternal Snow
The Last Day Breathing In Eternal Snow:
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho. I've been listening to Children of bodom for 12 years...🎸🎸😞
Saad Haider
Saad Haider:
REST IN POWER WILD CHILD 🤘
gunjan singh
gunjan singh:
I still cant believe it..this guy is no more..extremely talented..no one could be like him..
sergiorolla90
sergiorolla90:
Death must be easy because life is hard.-50 cent
Rest In Peace legend!!!!
Your music shall live forever!!!!

😖😭😭😭
Antti Helenius
Antti Helenius:
RIP. He was My idol 16 years ago
Raphael Nogueira
Raphael Nogueira:
I can't believe it! Rest in peace, buddy. The best frontman ever.
Fonsito Santos Hernandez
Fonsito Santos Hernandez:
Alexi Laiho greatest guitarrist and good professor we will miss you R.I.P from Puerto Rico❤
Crno Zlo
Crno Zlo:
COB is my favourite band. I can't express how sorry I am. Such a tragedy ! I didn't even know he has a health problems.
Alex angolero
Alex angolero:
Se fue un grande no mames crecí con este cabron y me inspira para un chingo descansa en paz Alexi
MinKa Loon
MinKa Loon:
Rock In Peace, Alexi...
Алексей
Алексей:
Прощай Алекси! Ты навсегда в наших сердцах.
Gigachad
Gigachad:
Couldn't believe it when I read the news! He died way too young, rest in peace
James Hang
James Hang:
REST IN PEACE LEGEND
Jose Diran
Jose Diran:
RIP.Maestro alexi. Sua guitarra grandiosa,feroz e elegante !
Ayrus Rz
Ayrus Rz:
Rest In Peace legend 🙏🙏🤟🤟🤟🤟😭😭
Krrrimmi
Krrrimmi:
He just followed The Reaper today. Literally. 😭
Zakaria Razza
Zakaria Razza:
Rest in peace Alexi.
I HUNT MAINS - King Of F2P
I HUNT MAINS - King Of F2P:
Wayne Static & Alexi Laiho.. thank you for everything :(
Alexander Marek
Alexander Marek:
RIP Alexi, one of the greatest guitar players ever!!!
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
Dæmøn
Dæmøn:
Rest in Peace legend
Oğuz Sarıca
Oğuz Sarıca:
Forever in our hearts, Rest in peace brother...
Bikap Techi
Bikap Techi:
R.I.P shredder🤘😢my guitar hero since my highschool days.
Ré
Ré:
This is so fucked up - I'm devestated. RIP to you Alexi, brother. Thank you for the happiness you brought all of us; you'll go down as one the *absolute LEGENDS* of metal.
Angel Alvarado
Angel Alvarado:
Gone too soon , this is sad news and devastating..He was a great talent and one of the best heavy metal musicians and loved his career , I always enjoyed his music, he may be gone but will never be forgotten ...RIP
Thoughts and prayers to his family
Brendan Jones
Brendan Jones:
Unbelievable news. So hard to stomach. Its like a big kick in the guts. What a horrible start to the year. Are You Dead Yet is still my all time favourite album by C.O.B, its an amazing album. Hate Crew Deathroll is killer as well. Such a talented musician gone way to soon. He will be hugely missed 😟🤘
Fracesco pio Fiorillo
Fracesco pio Fiorillo:
Riposa in Pace Grande Maestro.
Le castor à plumes
Le castor à plumes:
Je l'ai fait découvrir à mon conjoint hier soir..... Triste nouvelle.
Qu'il repose en paix. Condoléances à son entourage.
Brian J Malmsteen
Brian J Malmsteen:
You will be missed, you damn legend.
Elsie Jonesy
Elsie Jonesy:
I’m absolutely shocked😔💔
🎸🖤🤘🏻
bangthathead doesntbang
bangthathead doesntbang:
Repose en paix Alexi .
hughjarrse
hughjarrse:
I'm not a metal fan I know nothing about Children of Bodom and little about Laiho, But a friend of mine showed me some solos he was trying to learn by Alexi and they were ridiculous the guy had a lot of talent, When someone like this dies we all lose something even if we don't know it at the time.
Carlo Desimone
Carlo Desimone:
Non ci posso credere...riposa in pace 💔
SILVER SCREEN
SILVER SCREEN:
R.I.P alexi, send regards from malaysia
Nick
Nick:
He was my inspiration as a lead guitar player
Collection Hunt
Collection Hunt:
Legend..Rest in peace.
George Magrum
George Magrum:
🤘 RIP ALEXI🤘
🤘❤🇨🇦
Spaketti Carbonada
Spaketti Carbonada:
A huge loss for metal. My favourite guitarist dead I cannot gelieve this. Alexi will live on forever through his music. Time to blast some Sinergy and Bodom. RIP Alexi.
Twiztid 133
Twiztid 133:
First brodie lee now this damn🤦🏻‍♂️
So much for new year
stardust_memories
stardust_memories:
Rest easy metal master 😢🌹⚡🎸🤘
Hellish Maniac
Hellish Maniac:
RIP Alexi!i sm sure you will rock on in heaven!
Souvik Roy Chowdhury
Souvik Roy Chowdhury:
Can't believe this happened ...A legend ...big influence of my early age playing...!!!! lots of love :)
Marc Treglown
Marc Treglown:
RIP Alexis. Thank you for the music!
Miroslav Mrva
Miroslav Mrva:
Gone, but never forgotten. R.I.P, master.
TheMooseintree14
TheMooseintree14:
I have no words, this one is for you alexi! Skol! \m/ \m/ forever will be grateful for your music and inspiration! 🤛
Jake Keith
Jake Keith:
This man was such an inspiration to me. In so many ways. Him and his music got me through high school. I'm getting my Bodom rib piece touched up next week too. And now I have to get another.
Ron R
Ron R:
I just heard this today. Sad news, he was really too young to have died like that. A very influential and talented guitar player. Some people just don't think of alcohol as being a serious hard drug, but in some cases it is and can grab a hold of you just as bad or worse than heroin does. RIP young man, it's a damn shame.
Unnecro Gaming
Unnecro Gaming:
Terrible loss. No words. RIP
alex night
alex night:
I kept hoping to get to their concert. =((
Ewa Tupa
Ewa Tupa:
R.I.P Alexi..love you...
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) @
Freia
Freia:
One of the best guitarists in the world! R.I.P.
PapaKrak
PapaKrak:
RIP Alexi <3
sarza aho
sarza aho:
R. I. P Alexi. Musiikkisi elää 4ever.
Solenya Sanchez
Solenya Sanchez:
RIP Alexi. You're gone too soon 😔
AETERNAL [Official]
AETERNAL [Official]:
🤘🏻🤘🏻Rest In Power🤘🏻🤘🏻
🎸🎸We'll never forget you.🎸🎸
Eli Schi
Eli Schi:
So sad😥tragic loss for us all💔
Emross Elyandor
Emross Elyandor:
🤘...R.I.P. Alexi...🤘
Az Rael
Az Rael:
rest in peace bro!
Zamhuri Romli
Zamhuri Romli:
we will miss u😭😭
Deathbat Gaming
Deathbat Gaming:
Rip laiho legend forever...
Jeromy Ahmad
Jeromy Ahmad:
Rest in peace idol 😔❤
Metalli Vegaani
Metalli Vegaani:
Very sad, I wanted to see Bodom After Midnight last summer on a festival but Covid fucked it up. Was hoping for a new opportunity. Gotta listen to my COB cd:s now. I really loved Alexis play and singing, his energy and humor.
Rodolfo Soares
Rodolfo Soares:
One last Horn's up for you , Alexi!🤟
prady bodom
prady bodom:
EVERYTIME I DIE... RIP LAIHO
Zach Curtis
Zach Curtis:
We're the Hate Crew we stand and we won't fall!!!!
auliyaa suryalaya
auliyaa suryalaya:
terima kasih atas segala kenangan..legend!!!
88varjo
88varjo:
damn man
best regards from Israel