10 December 2019 18:48
'Marie Fredriksson passed away in the morning of December 9th due to complications from her illness.' The singer had previously battled a brain tumour. Marie was best known for the legendary song It Must Have Been Love (Picture: Getty) Before Roxette, Marie was a member of punk band Strul, and after Roxanne's success, she went on to release solo material – including the Swedish number one single in 2008, Där du andas. Marie Fredriksson, who as the singer of Roxette was one of the most recognisable voices in 1980s and 90s pop, has died aged 61 following a long illness. Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has sadly died aged 61. Swedish pop star Marie Fredriksson, whose most iconic hits included It Must Have Been Love and Listen To Your Heart, had been battling a long illness.
The star, who formed pop duo Roxette with Per Gessie in 1986, passed away on Monday and had retired from touring three years before on doctors orders. Roxette star dead aged 61: It Must Have Been Love singer Marie Fredriksson passed away on Monday following a long illness (pictured in 2015) The Swedish Daily Express reported: 'Marie Fredriksson is most mourned by her husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children, [26-year-old daughter Inez Josefin and son Oscar, 23]. 'Marie Fredriksson died on the morning of December 9 in the suites of her previous illness,' the family wrote in a statement.' Swedish newspaper the Express reported: 'Marie Fredriksson is most mourned by her husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children, [26-year-old daughter Inez Josefin and son Oscar, 23]. The Swedish popstar, who co-created Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986, died on Monday morning after suffering from a long-term illness. Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died, aged 61.
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