Armi Aavikko

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Armi Aavikko
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Armi Aavikko in Heinola, Finland on 8 July 1989
Born(1958-09-01)1 September 1958
Died2 January 2002(2002-01-02) (aged 43)
TitleMiss Finland 1977
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde

Armi Anja Orvokki Aavikko (1 September 1958, Helsinki – 2 January 2002, Espoo) was a Finnish beauty queen and singer. She was chosen as Miss Finland in 1977 and was best known for her duets with singer Danny.[1]

Toward the end of her life, Aavikko struggled with alcoholism and depression.[2]

She died on 2 January 2002 from pneumonia at the age of 43. Aavikko achieved some posthumous laughable notoriety[3][4] in 2006 when the 1978 music video "I Wanna Love You Tender" featuring herself and Danny became an Internet phenomenon.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armi täyttäisi tänään 50 Vuotta". Iltalehti (in Finnish). 1 September 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  2. ^ "10 vuotta Armi Aavikon kuolemasta; "Menetimme Armissa enkelin"". Iltalehti (in Finnish). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Worst. Choreography. Ever". WFMU Beware of the Blog. WFMU.com. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Video Hangover: Armi & Danny – ?I Wanna Love You Tender?". Stereogum.com. Stereogum. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  5. ^ Armi Aavikko In Memoriam, danny.fi; accessed 4 June 2016.

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