Ex-Children of Bodom guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho passed away last week at the age of 41. Tributes have been pouring in ever since, thanking Laiho for his contributions to the rock and metal world. This now includes Laiho's former Sinergy bandmate and ex-wife Kimberly Goss, who said her relationship with Laiho was great in the past year.
"My first true love, my band mate and my best friend. The silver lining throughout this entire pandemic is that we were given the gift of having so much quality time together. Our marathon FaceTime calls, the endless text messages and phone calls at all hours of the day and night will stay with me forever. I am so comforted by the fact that we were able to reflect on our lives together both on and off the stage and to cherish our continued friendship that has remained in tact for all these years. Allu, my heart is both full and broken at the same time. Not many people are able to have nothing left unsaid with someone whom they had such a long, rich history with. You gave me peace and left me with zero regrets in the months and weeks before your tired body finally gave out. I thank you so very much and I’ll love you forever and always.
"You and Tommi are together again and I can hear the joy and laughter coming from the two of you, as if it were yesterday. You will always remain in the hearts of us who knew and loved you and your legacy will live on forever in the music you blessed the world with. Close your eyes my darling. You’re asleep now and finally at rest.
"I love you Allugator,
"-Kimberly (or “Kani” as you affectionately called me)"
Goss and Laiho played together in Sinergy, and Goss also played keyboards live for Children of Bodom in 1998.