Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho dies

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Alexi Laiho during a concert in Helsinki in 2019 (Photo: Lehtikuva / Roni Rekomaa via REUTERS)

In the Finnish capital Helsinki, the frontman and founder of the metal band Children Of Bodom died at the age of 41.

The group’s official website does not name the cause of death for Laiho, who has been experiencing health problems in recent years.

 More than 25 years of friendship. We’ve lost a brother. The world has lost a phenomenal composer and one of the best guitarists in history. The memory of Alexi will live forever, ”the band members said.

The metal band Children Of Bodom was founded in 1993. Laiho played guitar and was the vocalist in it.

In 2019, he left the group due to disagreements with the team and founded the Bodom After Midnight project.

In 2020, the group was supposed to visit Ukraine again, but the concert was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.