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Veikko Olavi "Vexi" Salmi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋeksi ˈsɑlmi]; 21 September 1942 – 8 September 2020) was a Finnish lyricist. He wrote the lyrics to many popular songs for several prominent artists, including Irwin Goodman, Jari Sillanpää, and Katri Helena.

His career as a lyricist began in the 1960s. He was born in Hämeenlinna, Finland. He wrote the lyrics to many Eurovision entry songs such as "Huilumies" and "Katson sineen taivaan".

Salmi died from a short-illness in Helsinki on 8 September 2020, aged 77.

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