ALEXI LAIHO Finally Gets A Gravestone, Nearly Two Years After His Death

Alexi Laiho 2018
Photo credit: Marek Sabogal

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho finally got a gravestone, almost two years after his death. The one-and-a-half-meter-by-50-centimeter monument was unveiled earlier this month at the Malmi Cemetery, a large cemetery located in the Malmi district in Helsinki, Finland, where the 41-year-old musician’s ashes were buried late last year.

A photo of the gravestone, which features a line from the CHILDREN OF BODOM song “Kissing The Shadows” (“So together in peace we shall be”), can be seen below. More pictures can be found at Ilta-Sanomat.

Laiho passed away on December 29, 2020 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death.

Alexi and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded CHILDREN OF BODOM in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019. Last year Alexi Laiho put together BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, who recorded three songs and shot one music video, which will be released later on posthumously.