Armi Aavikko

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

Armi Anja Orvokki Aavikko (September 1, 1958, Helsinki – January 2, 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 January 2, 2002 as a result of 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. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "10 vuotta Armi Aavikon kuolemasta; "Menetimme Armissa enkelin"". Iltalehti (in Finnish). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2015. line feed character in |title= at position 35 (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Armi Aavikko In Memoriam

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