Singer, TV show judge Olli Lindholm dies age 54

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File picture of Olli Lindholm / Credit: The Voice of Finland FB

Finnish entertainer Olli Lindholm has died age 54.

The Pori-born musician is best known as the lead singer of the band Yö, a group he started with friends in the 1980s.

The rock band had a string of hit albums and singles in the Finnish charts, before he embarked on a parallel solo career which saw him score a number one hit with his 2010 album ‘Maailma on kaunis’ – The World is Beautiful.

In 2008 he was the recipient of the Iskelmä-Finlandia entertainment prize for Finland’s best singer.

In recent years Lindholm made a name for himself as one of the celebrity judges on the TV show The Voice of Finland where he mentored young artists.

Some of the most recent episodes, with Lindholm as a judge and coach, have yet to be aired.