Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho dies

Real/full name:Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho
Age:41 (born Apr 8th, 1979)
R.I.P.:Jan 4th, 2021
Place of origin:Finland (Espoo, Uusimaa)

Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho was a Finnish singer, composer, and guitarist. He was best known as the lead guitarist/lead vocalist of melodic death/power metal band Children of Bodom. He also occasionally played with Thy Serpent, Sinergy, Kylähullut, and Impaled Nazarene.


In February 2002, in a private ceremony in Finland, Alexi married Kimberly Goss, frontwoman of the band Sinergy, having dated for four years prior to marriage. They, however, separated in 2004, but remain close friends.

On April 26th, 2009, after a show at Dallas' Palladium Ballroom, Laiho broke his wrist after falling from his bunk when the tour bus took a sharp turn. While originally planning to continue their North American No Fear Energy Tour despite the injury, its seriousness forced Children of Bodom to cancel the tour's last six dates.

Alexi was featured on the cover of Young Guitar magazine several times and has been on the cover of Guitar World along with Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde. In addition to the cover, Guitar World ranked him as one of the fifty fastest guitarists in the world. He was ranked by Roadrunner Records as #41 out of 50 of "The Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time".

When Children of Bodom played the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, Laiho received the Dimebag Award for "Best Shredder" and performed a track off Children of Bodom's 2008 Blooddrunk album. Alexi is known for having written the lyrics for the early Children of Bodom albums in the studio just before recording.

His "Wildchild" nickname is derived from the W.A.S.P. song "Wild Child" and he even has a clothing line called Wild Child Industries.

Laiho's first guitar was a Tokai Stratocaster.

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Youtubes Bichasspolicys
Youtubes Bichasspolicys:
People calling him, just “skilled” when many of the world greatest musicians regarded him as the best of the 2000’s... this is beyond devastating
Spiny Norman
Spiny Norman:
As soon as I saw the title "finnish metal artist dead" on the news I just had an awful feeling it would be him. He was my main inspiration for picking up the guitar and practice in the first place! This is the saddest day. RIP :(
Toletanus
Toletanus:
I am only 4 days in the year 2021, and I hate it already.

You will be remembered. R.I.P Alexi Laiho. You were the best.
Netizen
Netizen:
Damn that's fucked up, a great loss for metal and music in general. RIP Alexi.
shui giang
shui giang:
A legend !
Danielsen
Danielsen:
One of my main inspirations to play guitar.
Rest in peace Alexi🌹you will be missed❤️
Ace. S
Ace. S:
I had a chance to meet Alexi in Minnesota during promotion for Hexed, something about him seemed troubled but seeing him play again was just as invigorating as when he played Are You Dead Yet.

He played with every last ounce he had left & always made an effort for his fans. RIP and beyond!
saippuA
saippuA:
Olihan hän nyt pirun kova kitaristi ja nokkamies, kevyet mullat🙏

Rest in Peace!
Estranged Lunatic [SURAJ]
Estranged Lunatic [SURAJ]:
My first teenage guitar hero gone :'( can't believe this even now!
Angela Dorris
Angela Dorris:
Can't believe this, one of the best musicians ever. You will be missed. Rest in peace Alexi!
wurstgitarre
wurstgitarre:
This is a fucking tragedy. What a great guitar player and songwriter. R.I.P.
Angkesan
Angkesan:
What a terrible lost. COB is one of the reason my band was created. Influencing our music direction. Hope you rest in peace, dear Alexi #hatecrew
Blackie Lawless
Blackie Lawless:
Your passion and the traces of your shining life will forever become stars in the sky and give many people the coordinates of life. Thank you for that. R.I.P
kirveka1
kirveka1:
A very skilled guitarist who died too early!
He will be missed!
sebastian Ordóñez
sebastian Ordóñez:
The best guitar player of melodic death metal ever. Definitely a legend
Wolfofmollysfall 666
Wolfofmollysfall 666:
Such a huge loss in metal. His solos will live on forever. No one played guitar like him man. So sad holy
!! MTs !!
!! MTs !!:
Im gonna miss him so much, i grow up with COB, feels like i will never love any band ever like COB with Alexi, for me he is a God of Metal. Now everything has lost its meaning for me and I don't want to live anymore. First Chester Bennington now Alexi Laiho, i fucking hate this hell here on earth. Hatecrew 4ever in my black heart <3 :(((( Rest in peace brother, if you hear me or see me please stay with me and help me trough this hell!!!
Jake Keith
Jake Keith:
This man was such an inspiration to me. In so many ways. Him and his music got me through high school. I'm getting my Bodom rib piece touched up next week too. And now I have to get another.
Ephemeral Eiswer
Ephemeral Eiswer:
R.I.P. LEGEND OF STRINGS! COB IS AND WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST METAL BANS OF THE WORLD. YOU DID IN THIS WORLD ALL WHAT YOU HAD TO DO... BE A EXCELLENT MUSICIAN.
Øyvind Hanstad
Øyvind Hanstad:
A legend, i am heart broken and cried, R.I.P, will be missed❤️😢🤟🇳🇴
What a start of 2021....
Joe Wellington
Joe Wellington:
I'm in complete shock man, my friends and I saw them a few years ago and it was soooo awesome, we've lost another one people, R.I.P Alexi, you will never be forgotten.
Ré
Ré:
This is so fucked up - I'm devestated. RIP to you Alexi, brother. Thank you for the happiness you brought all of us; you'll go down as one the *absolute LEGENDS* of metal.
Metalguy cobhc
Metalguy cobhc:
This cant be real.. I was just talking to my brother yesterday about Alexi laiho and children of bodom, and bodom after midnight.. cant believe this. R.i.p. Alexi laiho 😥 will def be missed in the metal community
ben ben
ben ben:
I was just showing my son videos of Alexi’s guitar skills then today we get the news. Life is brutal. Rest In Peace Alexi. You’ll be missed.🎸🌈
Alexander Marek
Alexander Marek:
RIP Alexi, one of the greatest guitar players ever!!!
Jose Diran
Jose Diran:
RIP.Maestro alexi. Sua guitarra grandiosa,feroz e elegante !
Aleksi
Aleksi:
Our metal vivaldi is gone. Cant believe this..
12GaugeAnulCannon
12GaugeAnulCannon:
Way to young. RIP Metal God 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
TheMooseintree14
TheMooseintree14:
I have no words, this one is for you alexi! Skol! \m/ \m/ forever will be grateful for your music and inspiration! 🤛
Souvik Roy Chowdhury
Souvik Roy Chowdhury:
Can't believe this happened ...A legend ...big influence of my early age playing...!!!! lots of love :)
Ken Tan Schneider
Ken Tan Schneider:
Everytime I Die ironically breathed sanity and life in me during my rock-bottom times past with emotions I’m so familiar with and so Children of Bodom will always have it’s own place within the depths of my memory.
RIP Alexi Laiho
Raphael Nogueira
Raphael Nogueira:
I can't believe it! Rest in peace, buddy. The best frontman ever.
Ron R
Ron R:
I just heard this today. Sad news, he was really too young to have died like that. A very influential and talented guitar player. Some people just don't think of alcohol as being a serious hard drug, but in some cases it is and can grab a hold of you just as bad or worse than heroin does. RIP young man, it's a damn shame.
kalahari
kalahari:
One of the best guitarists in the world! R.I.P.
Angel Alvarado
Angel Alvarado:
Gone too soon , this is sad news and devastating..He was a great talent and one of the best heavy metal musicians and loved his career , I always enjoyed his music, he may be gone but will never be forgotten ...RIP
Thoughts and prayers to his family
CmAk loop
CmAk loop:
Alexi was the main reason I pick up guitar😭😭🙏🙏
selnor1983
selnor1983:
RIP. Absolute legend.
jeroen0011
jeroen0011:
Rest in Power Alexi, the legend will be missed forever
Marc Treglown
Marc Treglown:
RIP Alexis. Thank you for the music!
Nick
Nick:
He was my inspiration as a lead guitar player
Desley Hemmingsen
Desley Hemmingsen:
R.I.P Alexi. THE Shred King. 😭😭
siddharth243
siddharth243:
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho. He is one of my childhood heroes. I grew up worshipping his music and guitar skills! :'(
stolenlaptop
stolenlaptop:
Always loved his style. He wrote some crazy riffs. Doesn't look like 2021 is off to a good start.
Miroslav Mrva
Miroslav Mrva:
Gone, but never forgotten. R.I.P, master.
Din Djarin
Din Djarin:
You will be missed, you damn legend.
Rodolfo Soares
Rodolfo Soares:
One last Horn's up for you , Alexi!🤟
Fonsito Santos Hernandez
Fonsito Santos Hernandez:
Alexi Laiho greatest guitarrist and good professor we will miss you R.I.P from Puerto Rico❤
Crownsen666
Crownsen666:
FUCK THAT! Rest in Peace Alexi, best Musican on Earth
Elsie Jonesy
Elsie Jonesy:
I’m absolutely shocked😔💔
🎸🖤🤘🏻
Bikap Techi
Bikap Techi:
R.I.P shredder🤘😢my guitar hero since my highschool days.
Hellish Maniac
Hellish Maniac:
RIP Alexi!i sm sure you will rock on in heaven!
Gigachad
Gigachad:
Couldn't believe it when I read the news! He died way too young, rest in peace
Crno Zlo
Crno Zlo:
COB is my favourite band. I can't express how sorry I am. Such a tragedy ! I didn't even know he has a health problems.
Alex angolero
Alex angolero:
Se fue un grande no mames crecí con este cabron y me inspira para un chingo descansa en paz Alexi
gunjan singh
gunjan singh:
I still cant believe it..this guy is no more..extremely talented..no one could be like him..
Алексей
Алексей:
Прощай Алекси! Ты навсегда в наших сердцах.
stardust_memories
stardust_memories:
Rest easy metal master 😢🌹⚡🎸🤘
The Last Day Breathing In Eternal Snow
The Last Day Breathing In Eternal Snow:
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho. I've been listening to Children of bodom for 12 years...🎸🎸😞
Spaketti Carbonada
Spaketti Carbonada:
A huge loss for metal. My favourite guitarist dead I cannot gelieve this. Alexi will live on forever through his music. Time to blast some Sinergy and Bodom. RIP Alexi.
James Hang
James Hang:
REST IN PEACE LEGEND
Saad Haider
Saad Haider:
REST IN POWER WILD CHILD 🤘
MeinHerzbrennt92
MeinHerzbrennt92:
A shitty way to end a shitty year. Rip legend 😥🤘
sergiorolla90
sergiorolla90:
Death must be easy because life is hard.-50 cent
Rest In Peace legend!!!!
Your music shall live forever!!!!

😖😭😭😭
Oğuz Sarıca
Oğuz Sarıca:
Forever in our hearts, Rest in peace brother...
Collection Hunt
Collection Hunt:
Legend..Rest in peace.
Snufkin
Snufkin:
Rest in peace alexi 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😭😢😢😢you will be forever in my heart and memories
Brendan Jones
Brendan Jones:
Unbelievable news. So hard to stomach. Its like a big kick in the guts. What a horrible start to the year. Are You Dead Yet is still my all time favourite album by C.O.B, its an amazing album. Hate Crew Deathroll is killer as well. Such a talented musician gone way to soon. He will be hugely missed 😟🤘
XXwintermadnessXX
XXwintermadnessXX:
I am very unhappy and disappointed about what I just found out about him.. R.I.P
AETERNAL [Official]
AETERNAL [Official]:
🤘🏻🤘🏻Rest In Power🤘🏻🤘🏻
🎸🎸We'll never forget you.🎸🎸
Antti
Antti:
RIP. He was My idol 16 years ago
OneNAKKIVENE
OneNAKKIVENE:
Rest in Peace legend
Ayrus Rz
Ayrus Rz:
Rest In Peace legend 🙏🙏🤟🤟🤟🤟😭😭
Carlo Desimone
Carlo Desimone:
Non ci posso credere...riposa in pace 💔
Twiztid 133
Twiztid 133:
First brodie lee now this damn🤦🏻‍♂️
So much for new year
Jeromy Ahmad
Jeromy Ahmad:
Rest in peace idol 😔❤
Le castor à plumes
Le castor à plumes:
Je l'ai fait découvrir à mon conjoint hier soir..... Triste nouvelle.
Qu'il repose en paix. Condoléances à son entourage.
Diana Maisto
Diana Maisto:
RIP❤✝️😭
auliyaa suryalaya
auliyaa suryalaya:
terima kasih atas segala kenangan..legend!!!
Tóth Anita
Tóth Anita:
i love his band
I HUNT MAINS - King Of F2P
I HUNT MAINS - King Of F2P:
Wayne Static & Alexi Laiho.. thank you for everything :(
George Magrum
George Magrum:
🤘 RIP ALEXI🤘
🤘❤🇨🇦
Navid Khan
Navid Khan:
This is so shocking..RIP Alexi
Krrrimmi
Krrrimmi:
He just followed The Reaper today. Literally. 😭
Fracesco pio Fiorillo
Fracesco pio Fiorillo:
Riposa in Pace Grande Maestro.
Metalli Vegaani
Metalli Vegaani:
Very sad, I wanted to see Bodom After Midnight last summer on a festival but Covid fucked it up. Was hoping for a new opportunity. Gotta listen to my COB cd:s now. I really loved Alexis play and singing, his energy and humor.
Tóth Krisztián
Tóth Krisztián:
and the last year’s curse continues
Sam Haokip
Sam Haokip:
RIP Champ!
alex night
alex night:
I kept hoping to get to their concert. =((
Eli Schi
Eli Schi:
So sad😥tragic loss for us all💔
Varguitas10
Varguitas10:
RIP Legend :'(
Sir Dick McCockney III
Sir Dick McCockney III:
2021 already off to a good start ...
hughjarrse
hughjarrse:
I'm not a metal fan I know nothing about Children of Bodom and little about Laiho, But a friend of mine showed me some solos he was trying to learn by Alexi and they were ridiculous the guy had a lot of talent, When someone like this dies we all lose something even if we don't know it at the time.
Alessandro Moi
Alessandro Moi:
R.I.P. In pace caro alexi ❤️🤘🏻buon viaggio 😢
MinKa Loon
MinKa Loon:
Rock In Peace, Alexi...
Ana Lisa Melojete
Ana Lisa Melojete:
2020 Van Halen and Now Mr. Laiho? Great fucking 2021 and we're not even starting.
Zamhuri Romli
Zamhuri Romli:
we will miss u😭😭
Zakaria Razza
Zakaria Razza:
Rest in peace Alexi.
bangthathead doesntbang
bangthathead doesntbang:
Repose en paix Alexi .
The Blood-Spider
The Blood-Spider:
The reaper has called for you to come home
POSITIVE GUITAR WORKS
POSITIVE GUITAR WORKS:
R.I.P alexi, send regards from malaysia