CHILDREN OF BODOM have revealed that the band’s former guitarist and singer Alexi Laiho “has finally been laid to rest.”
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.
CHILDREN OF BODOM have now issued the statement, writing: “Alexi Laiho, our long time friend has finally been laid to rest. After a stressful year we consider this is a final goodbye and a closure of things.
“We hope his family can now grief in peace and we wish them well.
“Rest in peace, our friend.
“Jaska, Henkka and Janne.”
Alexi Laiho 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.