Alexei Lyho, former singer and guitarist of the Finnish band “Child of Bodom,” has passed away due to complications from unspecified “long-term health problems”, according to statements from his trademark Napalm Chronicles, And the newest band. He was 41 years old.
Laiho has been the singer of Bodom After Midnight since their previous group split in 2019.
A statement from Bodum reads after midnight, “With heavy hearts and deep sadness we must announce the death of Alexei Lyho.” “We are so frustrated and sad to lose our dear friend and band member.”
The Children of Bodom website also posted a statement in honor of Laiho, stating: “One of the most famous guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. The musician, known in particular as the number one in Children of Bodom, died on his trip. His home in Helsinki, Finland, last week.Laiho suffered from long-term health problems during his later years. More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother. The world lost a great songwriter and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. The memories and Alexei’s music will live forever. Our thoughts are with a family. Alexey during this difficult time. “
The Bodum Children were formed by Lyho and drummer Jaskka Ratikainen in 1993 under the band IneartheD, and eventually changed their name to a name derived from an unsolved Finnish murder case in which two teenagers were killed in 1960 in Lake Bodum. Over the years, the group has released 10 studio albums in classic Scandinavian metal, combining elements of thrash and classical metal with touches of classical music. After the band split in 2019, rhythm guitarist Daniel Freyberg and rhythm guitarist Daniel Freyberg founded Bodom After Midnight.
“We are crushed by the sudden death of our dear friend and member of the band. Words cannot describe this shock and the deep sadness that we feel,” Bodum After Midnight Freiburg, Mittja Toivonen and Walteri Veyrinen said in a statement.
His wife Kelly Wright-Lyho said, “Alexey was the most loving and wonderful husband and father. Our hearts are forever broken.”