Nita Strauss shares touching tribute to Alexi Laiho on social media

Alexi Laiho and Nita Strauss
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/Film Magic/Getty / Nita Strauss/Facebook)

In the wake of the recent news that Alexi Laiho passed away at the end of 2020, there has been an outpouring of tributes for the metal virtuoso from the guitar community.

Among those who have paid their respects to the guitar icon is Nita Strauss, who took to Facebook to share a touching tribute to the man who was one of her biggest inspirations and, to this day, still influences her own songwriting.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.