The metal world was shocked a mere four days into the new year by the news that renowned Finnish guitarist and founding member of CHILDREN OF BODOM, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. No statements have currently been made as to the official cause of death, but his long-term health issues of late have been alluded to.
We at Tuonela Magazine want to thank Laiho for his vast contributions to the world of heavy metal and guitar mastery, for the many fantastic and, for many, life-changing albums and gigs. He will truly be missed.
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