Today it's not only Anette's birthday, but also her dearest friend Hanna Ekstrand's birthday, who tragically passed away last year.
"...a beautiful girl that was born exactly the same day as me and same year decided to end her life....
She was born on the exact same date and year as me, 21 of June 1971 - says Anette - and her daughter and Nemo has the same birthday, which has always made me feel "closer" to her destiny. Her life ended far to son last year, january 7..
Niclas has made a song for her called "Angel" where I recorded the vocals. We made this song for Hanna and her children.
Hanna, just like me, would had 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."
Anette Olzon Central@ Your 1st Source on ex-Nightwish singer Anette // Tuesday, 21 June 2011