Uutiset Children Of Bodom -nokkamies Alexi Laihon kuolemasta ravistelivat tänään metallimusiikin maailmaa, ja muusikot ympäri maailman ovat jakaneet ajatuksiaan ottaessaan osaa Laihon perheen suruun. Uraauurtavan kitaratekniikkansa ohella Laiho muistetaan erityisesti vilpittömänä persoonana, jota oli helppo lähestyä.
Tribuuttina tuhansia nuoria kitaransoittoon inspiroineelle kitarasankarille muistokirjoituksensa ovat tarjonneet kansainvälisen metalliyhteisön tunnetuimpien jäsenten lisäksi myös Laihon entiset ja nykyiset bänditoverit:
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Alexi Laiho was a monumental talent & a genuine, caring & thoughtful person.
He will be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace Alexi
— Mark Morton 🇺🇸 (@MarkDuaneMorton) January 4, 2021
Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
— 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖒𝖔𝖙𝖙 (@Michael_Amott) January 4, 2021
Rest In Peace Alexi 😢 Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/QRqIuyedX1
— Nightwish (@NightwishBand) January 4, 2021
Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth)
Absolutely gutted about Alexi Laiho`s very untimely passing. He had a lot more to left to say with his music.
— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) January 4, 2021
RIP #AlexiLaiho. Just woke up to the news out here in the Far West. Used to listen to Sinergy together with Chuck. Alexi was a good friend of Ralph's and I got shit-faced drunk with those guys. One night at NAMM, smoking in a hotel room, setting off the fire sprinklers…
— Steve Di Giorgio (@SDGLowEnd) January 4, 2021
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Sad news. #AlexiLaiho created new possibilities in extreme metal with technically sophisticated solos that held their own alongside the best in more popularized metal genres. Didn’t know him well, but we had appearances together over the years. A good guy, far too young to go
RIP https://t.co/Njxdpclrko pic.twitter.com/hUz45dClu1
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) January 4, 2021
Very sad news for the guitar community. https://t.co/piKG4yNUQg
— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) January 4, 2021
Gus G (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind)
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho. It’s devastating to hear the news. One of the greatest guitarists of my generation is gone way too soon. This photo is from the day we met. It was in Tokyo summer 2003, for the cover of Young Guitar magazine. It was my first major cover shoot, so… pic.twitter.com/4lMTOL2My6
— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) January 4, 2021
R.I.P. Alexi Laiho
We are sad to hear of Alexi Laiho passing. You were a great musician and a real guitar hero. You will be remembered. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Sonata Arctica pic.twitter.com/d4InQEMtXH
— Sonata Arctica (@SonataArctica) January 4, 2021
Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility)
Devastated to hear of Alexi Laiho's passing. We toured together many times throughout the years. What an incredible talent and all round super great dude. He will be missed. #alexilaiho
— Mikael Stanne (@MiklStne) January 4, 2021