Alexi Laiho

Finnish musician (1979–2020)

Alexi Laiho (born Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho;[1] 8 April 1979 – 29 December 2020)[2] was a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He was best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom.

Alexi Laiho
Alexi Laiho performing at Rockharz Open Air 2016
Alexi Laiho performing at Rockharz Open Air 2016
Background information
Birth nameMarkku Uula Aleksi Laiho
Also known asWildchild[1]
Born(1979-04-08)8 April 1979
Espoo, Finland
Died29 December 2020(2020-12-29) (aged 41)
Helsinki, Finland
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
Years active1993–2020

He also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut. He also played with Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene.

On January 4, 2021, it was announced that Laiho died of a long-illness the previous month, aged 41.[3][4]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vedenpää, Ville; Rissanen, Juha; Väänänen, Marja; Hurtta, Anna (August 8, 2015). "Henkilökuva: Miten Alexi Laihosta tuli maailman paras hevikitaristi?". Yleisradio oy. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  2. Mankkinen, Jussi; Kiviranta, Varpu (4 January 2021). "Children of Bodomin perustanut Alexi Laiho on kuollut: kitaristi arvosti suomalaista itsepäisyyttä ja sisua". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Helsinki: Yleisradio. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  3. "Kitaristi Alexi Laiho, 41, on kuollut". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  4. brownypaul (2021-01-04). "Children of Bodom Vocalist/Guitarist Alexi Laiho Passed Away, Aged 41". Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 2021-01-04.