Musicians mourn the passing of former Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho

Musicians mourn the passing of former Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho

Alexi Laiho has passed away. He was 41.

The former frontman of influential Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom has died "from long-term heath issues during his last years," according to a press release. His cause of death has not been revealed.

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We are crushed by the sudden passing of our dear friend and band member,” say Laiho's Bodom After Midnight bandmates, Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen, and Waltteri Väyrynen share in a joint statement. ​Words cannot describe this shock and the profound sadness that we feel.”

Musicians across the globe mourn the sudden loss of Laiho on social media. See their posts below:

 
 
 
 
 
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Children of Bodom was founded by Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen in 1993. The 'Blooddrunk' act released 10 studio albums before parting ways in 2019. In 2020, Laiho and Freyberg formed Bodom After Midnight.

Watch Children of Bodom's 'In Your Face' below.