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NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon has posted the following message on her official blog:

"One year ago I wrote this blog post about a big loss for the world, for Niclas (from Anette's pre-NIGHTWISH band ALYSON AVENUE), me and lots of friends of a girl name Hanna Ekstrand [who committed suicide]. She was born on the exact same date and year as me, 21 of June 1971 and her daughter and Nemo [Anette's five-month-old son with boyfriend, bassist Johan Husgafvel of the Swedish metal band PAIN] has the same birthday, which has always made me feel 'closer' to her destiny. Her life ended far too soon last year, January 7, and tomorrow it's been one year since that dark day.

"Niclas has made a song for her called 'Angel' where I recorded the vocals. We made this song for Hanna and her children, and Thomas Löyskä (ALYSON AVENUE) has made a special memorial site for Hanna where you can listen to Niclas song and read the lyrics.

"Click here to go to the site.

"Hanna, just like me, would have turned 40 this year. I have seen her since we were teenagers, I know her daughter.

"Hanna was such a beautiful person and soul and I will always remember her for that happy, shiny person she was in our younger years. Glowing at every party and making heads turn;=)

"Hanna — you have touched so many and we miss you. We know you are looking down from heaven as an angel and I hope you like the song that are made just for you.

"Rest in peace."


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