Official cause of death of former Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho has been revealed.
According to his ex-Sinergy bandmate Kimberly Goss, to whom he was still legally married at the time of his passing, the former Children Of Bodom frontman died of “alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue.”
Alexi Laiho passed away on December 29 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death.
In 2020, the news was flooded: Led by the extremely talented Alexi Laiho, newly formed supergroup Bodom After Midnight was about to become the striking successor to legendary metal band Children Of Bodom. Their sonic plans were massive — including an EP release in the spring followed by a full-length album later in the year.
The EP, Paint The Sky With Blood (out April 23 via Napalm Records), was recorded in Finland back in 2020 and was meant to be the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Sadly, that chapter ended far too soon, and now, the three-track piece embodies a whole new meaning. Paint The Sky With Blood is an overwhelming tribute to an outstanding artist and an exceptional sonic heritage — matchless late guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho — and at the same time, a modern homage to the genre itself.
Band comments: “Like ourselves, Alexi was beyond stoked about these songs and anxious to get these out so we are happy that we can fulfill his wish. Needless to say that we are honored and proud to be a part of his very last creative work and unleash it the way he wanted it to. It’s time to let the beast out of the cage one more time as a celebration of Alexi’s music, legacy and the man himself.”
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.