Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

One half of the Swedish pop duo, Fredriksson passed away after a long batter with cancer and its treatment effects.
11 Dec, 2019

Singer Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette died on Monday at the age of 61 after having spent years battling cancer and the lingering effects of its treatment, her manager said.

Roxette produced several international hits including four U.S. number ones with 'It Must Have Been Love', from the film Pretty Woman, 'The Look', 'Listen to Your Heart' and 'Joyride'.

“It is with great sadness that we must announce that one of our biggest and most loved artists is gone,” Fredriksson’s manager said in a statement.

Roxette was formed in 1986 by Fredriksson and singer and song-writer Per Gessle. The group released its breakthrough album Look Sharp two years later.

“You painted my black and white songs in the most beautiful colours,” Gessle said of the singer in Monday’s statement.

Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002.


Sahmad Dec 11, 2019 01:00pm
Rest In Peace.
Saira Dec 11, 2019 01:27pm
Roxette was a big part of my growing years. Remember listening to them on my roof top in Lahore. RIP.
Rubina Dec 11, 2019 02:44pm
Sad to hear this; may God bless her soul.