Roxette star Marie Fredriksson dies at 61
She had been suffering from brain cancer for 17 years
Marie Fredriksson, a Swedish pop singer, songwriter, pianist, painter and co-creator of Roxette, died of brain cancer at the age of 61 on Tuesday, according to media reports.
According to daily Mirror, a statement by Marie Dimberg, the singer’s manager, said Fredriksson died on Tuesday morning “as a result of her previous illness”.
Fredriksson had been suffering from illness for 17 years after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2002.
After a successful career in her native country, Fredriksson formed Roxette group with Per Gessle in 1986.
The duo had several hit songs like It Must Have Been Love in 1987, Joyride in 1988, and The Look, Listen to Your Heart and Dangerous in 1989.
Fredriksson won the award for Pop/Rock Female at the 1989 Grammis, the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards.