Alexi Laiho, frontman with globally successful Finnish death metal band Children of Bodom, has died aged 41.
His bandmates in his current group, Bodom After Midnight, announced the news, writing on social media: “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member.”
A press release said he had “suffered from long-term health issues during his last years”. His wife, Kelli Wright-Laiho, said: “Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken.”