Armi Aavikko

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Armi Aavikko
Armi Aavikko photo taken in Heinola, July 8, 1989
Born (1958-09-01)1 September 1958
Helsinki, Finland
Died 2 January 2002(2002-01-02) (aged 43)
Espoo, Finland
Title Miss Finland 1977
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Blonde

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 fame in 2006 when the 1978 music video "I Wanna Love You Tender" featuring herself and Danny became an Internet phenomenon.[3]


  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. ^ Armi Aavikko In Memoriam,; accessed 4 June 2016.

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