Alexi Laiho who ruled the music industry by acting as the former front man of Finnish death metal band, Children of Bodom, passed away at the age of 41.
The singer was struggling with "long-term health issues" and passed away in his home in Finland last week, reports Yahoo.
The news of the singer's death was announced on Monday on the band's website.
"More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother," read a statement on the band's website from former members Jaska Raatikainen, Henkka T. Blacksmith and Janne Wirman.
"The world lost a phenomenal song writer and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Memories and Alexi's music will live forever. Our thoughts are with Alexi's family during this difficult time."
The band, known for hits "Are You Dead Yet" and "Needled 24/7," disbanded in late 2019 after first joining together in 1993 under the name Inearthed. Lahio and former Children of Bodom member Daniel Freyberg joined forces again to form a new group, Bodom After Midnight.