Roxette singer marie Fredriksson has died aged 61 the it must have been love singers death was confirmed by the Swedish newspaper Expressen who published a statement from her family the statement read it is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone marie Fredriksson passed away in the morning of December 9th due to complications from her illness the singer had previously battled a brain tumor a statement from demerger nuk management later confirmed that Fredrickson passed away on December 9th after a 17 year long battle with cancer the agency wrote Marie leaves us a grand musical legacy her amazing voice both strong and sensitive and her magical live performances will be remembered by all of us who was lucky enough to witness them but we also remember a wonderful person with a huge appetite for life and woman with a very big heart who cared for everybody she met Marie’s Roxette bandmate purchase a time goes by so quickly it’s not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Holmes Dodd listening to music we loved sharing impossible dreams and what a dream we eventually got to share Thank You Marie thanks for everything you were an outstanding musician a master of the voice an amazing performer thanks for painting my black and white songs in the most beautiful colors you were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years I’m proud honored and happy to have been able to share so much of your time talent warmth generosity and sense of humor all my love goes out to you and your family things will never be the same in 2002 Murray complained of feeling unwell while jogging with her husband and later collapsed and suffered a seizure the joyride singer was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was told she had a 25% chance of survival Fredrickson had surgery to remove the tumor as well as completing months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy the two more left Fredrickson blind in one eye and with limited hearing while she was unable to speak four months after her treatment however in 2005 she said it’s been three very difficult years but I’m healthy I’m not receiving treatment anymore Murray was best known for forming the duo Roxette alongside progestin 1986 the pair had huge success in the 80’s and 90’s and will be best known for their song it must have been love’ which featured on the pretty woman soundtrack Roxette also had major success with joyride listen to your heart fading like a flower in the look before Roxette marie was a member of punk bands drool and after Roxanne’s success she went on to release solo material including the Swedish number-one single in 2008 dar duendes her final solo single called sing me a song was released in 2018 Roxette reformed in 2010 embarking on a tour in Europe and going on to release their hitch she’s got nothing on but the radio their final album good karma was released in 2016 and reached number two in the Swedish charts it was supposed to be supported by a full 30th anniversary tour however marie announced she would no longer be touring in a facebook post she explained it’s been an amazing 30 years i feel nothing but joy and happiness when i look back on the rocks at world tours all our shows and memories over the years will forever be a big part of my life i’m particularly proud and grateful for coming back in 2009 after my severe illness and to have been able to take Roxette around the globe a couple of more times sadly now my touring days are over and i want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful fans that has followed us on our long and winding journey i look forward to the release of our album good karma in june for me it’s our best album ever.




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