Sentenced - Guitarist Dies At Age 34


Finnish newspapers and Blabbermouth.net are reporting that Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band Sentenced, was found dead at his home earlier yesterday (Thursday, February 19). He was 34 years old. Miika Tenkula was also the band's original vocalist from 1989 to late 1992.

Nalle Österman (Gandalf, Lullacry, Chaosbreed) tells Blabbermouth.net, "It's true, confirmed personally by [former Sentenced] drummer Vesa Ranta. The fact remains that Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after Sentenced was buried. They don't call it King Alcohol for nothing... The metal scene in Finland mourns now for one of the most talented metal guitarists to ever emerge from [the country]."

The official cause of Miika's death has not yet been released.

Source: iltalehti.fi
Band profile: Sentenced
 
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Jiii


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20.02.2009 - 18:24
MetalManic
'End of the Road' has my favorite metal solo.
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20.02.2009 - 18:53
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Masterchief
Written by Elio on 20.02.2009 at 16:07

WTF dying at 34 because of alcohol


Many good people dont live more how 30 and many good mussicans passed away from booze ,
Like song says ''speed jave, dontw anna stay alive after 25'' and its true because life ends after 30, and better die young how old and wasted
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20.02.2009 - 19:05
Dragosani Kain
That's....terrible...

R.I.P.
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20.02.2009 - 19:25
MELANCOHOLIC
Quote:
because life ends after 30


I am more than 30. It is supposed i had to be dead?
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20.02.2009 - 19:48
Galar
Wicked Mung
NOOO RIP...gives me chills thinking about it.

you will not be forgotten
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20.02.2009 - 20:12
AiwiAstwihad
AiryanaKhvarenah
Though it's silly but my morbid mind says it'd been on purpose
Anyway, R.I.P Miika
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20.02.2009 - 21:05
NortheRnmost
RIP Miika.

Heard the news just few hours ago from my friend who has worked with Sentenced in various projects. He estimated already about a half year ago that sooner or later Miika is going to kill himself with too much boozing, and that Miika's friends used to deliver him like a scaffold of hard liqour from the liqour store. So I don't wonder...
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20.02.2009 - 21:15
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Masterchief
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Written by MELANCOHOLIC on 20.02.2009 at 19:25

because life ends after 30


I am more than 30. It is supposed i had to be dead?


No, it was more about me, because if young people dies , beein like ghost and haunting something are better when you're young
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20.02.2009 - 22:15
Sanctus Diavolos
Rest in peace Miika
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21.02.2009 - 00:12
Black Conundrum
Did it really have to be 15 days before his 35th birthday? It is sad that he is dead. RIP Miika Tenkula.
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21.02.2009 - 00:39
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious

wow, i did not see this coming at all!!
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21.02.2009 - 01:04
LocalStranger
...and now it's time that he waited for
when the dawn will steal his dreams no more...
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21.02.2009 - 01:45
EddieGunner
Valkoinen kuolem
Lower The Flags


RIP Miika
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It is damn difficult to stay alive till the grave
Erno Paasilinna
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21.02.2009 - 03:57
-Morbid-
-Morbid-
Damn, I really loved a lot of his solos.

RIP Miika.
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21.02.2009 - 08:23
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Oh, it's always too sad when a musician dies, Rest in peace...
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21.02.2009 - 17:06
_Antichrist_
Rest in peace
He was one of the best and most talanted.:cry:
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21.02.2009 - 21:35
Nei
R.I.P. Miika.
Your music will live forever.
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22.02.2009 - 02:17
Italics
Sentenced was a great band... and if he was the main songwriter, it says a lot about the level of his talent.
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22.02.2009 - 11:29
Hyvaarin
Written by Bad English on 20.02.2009 at 18:53

Like song says ''speed jave, dontw anna stay alive after 25'' and its true because life ends after 30, and better die young how old and wasted

Song does not say that.

Sucks that he died, but he left a great legacy.
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22.02.2009 - 13:30
MFH91
Account deleted
R.I.P Miika...he was a great guitarist..I'm a still big Sentenced fan...I can not understand that:-[:noidea::hopeless::cry::cry:
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22.02.2009 - 23:54
Agremas
From now, I'll listen to Nephente (and other songs) with a bitter taste. Rest in Peace, Miika!
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24.02.2009 - 14:04
BigMan23
Account deleted
Lower the flags
A good man has passed
He has reached the last of frontiers
Lower the flags
Down to half-mast
For again the world has taken a turn for the worse
... R.I.P. ...:nono:
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25.02.2009 - 22:40
Lapkritis
R.I.P. Miika Tenkula.
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01.03.2009 - 06:35
Wintermute
What a waste. He was an amazing songwriter.
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Life is a waste of time.... time is a waste of life.
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07.03.2009 - 13:49
Powerslavex
Alexskywalker
Rest In Peace Mika
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09.03.2009 - 03:30
Kap'N Korrupt
Account deleted
Why would it say they don't know the official cause of his death when that entire blurb talked about how he had a drinking problem...it was probably kidney failure or something...
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14.03.2009 - 14:40
Lord Pisi Pisi
What a pity
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27.04.2009 - 12:20
Sentenced Odiin
gothic.moorion@gmail.com
I ever hoped that Senteced will maybe give us a world tour years later their funeral. But it remains just a dream, after Miika's death...RIP...
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11.06.2009 - 17:39
Resurrected Wolf
Ah...
Why should a guitar hero die?
I really liked him...

Rest in Peace Miika
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01.08.2009 - 21:39
Sorrow
I just saw this! So sad... I will listen to the song "Mourn" for him...
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