Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho has died at the age of 41

Laiho's passing was confirmed with "great sadness" by his former bandmates

Alexi Laiho, the founding vocalist of influential Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, has died at the age of 41.

His passing was confirmed with “great sadness” by the supergroup Bodom After Midnight – formed with former bandmate Daniel Freyberg last year after Children of Bodom announced their dissolution in 2019.

“It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho,” the statement confirmed.

“We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member. Daniel, Mitja & Waltteri.”

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