Alexi Laiho: Children Of Bodom Alexi Laiho dies aged 41

Alexi Laiho: Children Of Bodom Alexi Laiho dies aged 41


Former Children Of Bodom singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho has died.

According to his label, Naplam, the Finnish musician passed away at home in Heklsinki last week. Although no cause of death was specified, the 41-year-old had reportedly been suffering from what were described as “long term health issues”.

Ex-Children Of Bodom singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho has died following “long term health issues” at the age of 41


It has just been announced that Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho tragically passed away last week.

The musician died in his home in Helsinki, Finland aged 41, having ​“suffered from long-term health issues during his last years” according to a press release (a cause of death has not been revealed).

Laiho founded Children Of Bodom in 1993, and led them until they split up at the end of 2019. In 2020, he formed a new band, Bodom After Midnight.

"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", said his Bodom After Midnight bandmates Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen and Waltteri Väyrynen.

Laiho’s wife, Kelli Laiho-Wright, said: "Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken.”

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

His sister adds: ​“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,” says Kelli Wright-Laiho.

Kerrang!’s thoughts are with Alexi’s family, friends and everyone who knew him at this terribly sad time.