John Pulkkinen Obituary, Death Cause – With heavy hearts, we come together to share the heartbreaking news of the passing of our dear friend, brother, and remarkable lead singer, John Alexander Pulkkinen. Known professionally as John Alexander, his vibrant presence and unforgettable voice have left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.
John made people feel wonderful in his presence. People either wanted to get to know him or be like him. Once he joined Octavian, we quickly realized that John was, indeed, a very special person. It was something far more than his entertaining demeanour on stage and his friendly rapport with fans. He had swagger. He had charisma. He had star power. We were lucky to have John as the face of our band. He was a huge part of Octavian’s success and was a treasured mate and musical collaborator. To us, beyond John’s obvious talents which informed his amazing career, he was a kind-hearted and loving human being who was a joy to know.
He will be deeply missed by his bandmates, fans, music industry colleagues, former students and mentees, many friends, and loving family. John’s sudden departure after a short illness has left us in shock and mourning, grappling with the void that his absence has created. Beyond the stage lights and the mic stands, John was more than just a singer; he was a cherished friend and a beloved brother. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched.