logo
Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Marie Fredriksson of Pop Duo Roxette Dies at 61 Following 17-Year-Long Battle with Brain Cancer

Gracious Egedegbe
Dec 10, 2019
10:34 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

It's a black day as Marie Fredriksson, "Roxette" crooner, dies at the age of 61, after losing a 17-year battle with cancer, that began in 2002.

Advertisement

Marie Fredriksson, best known for the '86 music "Roxette" passed away on December 9th, leaving behind her husband, Mikael Bolyos, and their two children, Josefine and Oscar.

Marie Fredriksson of Roxette performs at The O2 Arena in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Marie Fredriksson of Roxette performs at The O2 Arena in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

The singer has been battling a brain tumor since 2002, and have undergone several severe treatments in a bid to beat it.

In 2009, she appeared to have won the cancer battle, and returned to performing at concerts, and touring around the world. It was a rebirth of some sort, as the Sweden native won the hearts of music lovers, and cemented her place as a comeback queen.

Singer Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish band Roxette performs live during a concert at the O2 World  in Hamburg, Germany | Photo: Getty Images

Singer Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish band Roxette performs live during a concert at the O2 World in Hamburg, Germany | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

However, in 2016, Marie disappeared from the music scene after her doctors advised her to stop and focus on her health.

In a Facebook post at the time, she acknowledged that all good things must come to an end, and thanked her fans for being her strength while she toured.

Advertisement

Since then, the singer fought to stay alive until she passed away. The mom-of-two blessed the world with her talent and left behind a legacy of great songs like, "Joyride," "Dressed for Success," "Sleeping in My Car," and "It Must Have Been Love." amid others.

In the words of Per Gessle, the deceased's "Roxette" collaborator, as written in the statement released by her management, Dimberg Jimberg:

"Marie… you were an outstanding musician, a master of voice, and an amazing performer."

Singer Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish band Roxette performs live during a concert at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany | Photo: Getty Images

Singer Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish band Roxette performs live during a concert at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany | Photo: Getty Images

Marie sold more than 80 million records worldwide, and her music is what the world will remember the woman who came into the world on May 30th, '58, on the Southside of Sweden.

Her family asks for privacy as they mourn the loss, and the funeral will have only the closest friends and family of the singer.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Inside Neil Young’s Love Story: His Wife Pegi Was ‘a Wonderful Mother’ Who Lost Battle with Cancer

February 07, 2022

Tom Jones Had to Take DNA Test for His Homeless Second Son Whom He Never Saw & Denied for 20 Years

February 18, 2022

Loretta Lynn ‘Loved’ Her Husband & Fought for Him Though He Called Other Women into Their Bed

February 12, 2022

Reba McEntire & Boyfriend Were Friends for 29 Years — She Felt Like a 'Giddy Teenager' When They Began Dating

February 26, 2022