Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom frontman and metal virtuoso, dies aged 41

Alexi Laiho
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Alexi Laiho, frontman of Finnish metal icons Children of Bodom, has died aged 41.

The guitarist passed away in his home in Helsinki, Finland last week – December 2020 – after suffering "long term health issues" in his final years.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.