Alexi Laiho, the frontman of Finnish death metal titans Children of Bodom, has sadly passed away. He was 41.

Laiho had reportedly "suffered from long-term health issues" in recent years but died suddenly at his home in Helsinki last week.

Laiho formed the band in 1993, when he was just 14, and they went on to become one of the biggest-selling Finnish bands of all time. He was especially known for his virtuosic guitar playing. Children of Bodom split in 2019 but in recent times, Laiho had been playing under the Bodom After Midnight banner.

He is survived by his wife Kelli Wright-Laiho and his stepchild.

Many musicians have been paying tribute to his untimely passing on social media, some of which you can see below.