Marie Fredriksson, Roxette singer dies aged 61 after long illness

At the age of 61, Marie Fredriksson, vocalist of the Swedish band Roxette, died, Dimberg Jernberg Management informed the world in a press release. The composer left after a long battle with cancer.

Born in 1958, Marie Fredriksson is one of the most popular artists in Sweden.

Together with Per Gessle in 1986 she founded the band Roxette, which two years later achieved great international success.

Roxette is one of the most famous Swedish music groups in history. The group has sold over 75 million records worldwide. She introduced 19 songs to the British Top 40 list.

The singer was also successful in her solo career. Her most-loved works include ballads such as “It must have been love love” and “Listen to Your Heart”.

Since 2002, Marie Fredriksson struggled with brain cancer and complications caused by the radiation therapy. She finished her performances three years ago.

In a press release, the family asked “to be careful in mourning” and said that Marie Fredriksson would be buried in silence. The ceremony will be held with the immediate family.


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