Marie Fredriksson, the lead singer of Roxette, 80’s superstar has died at the age of 61. Her passing was due to complications from the brain tumour.
She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002 after falling and hitting her head in the bathroom. She leaves behind her husband, Mikael Bolyos, and two children, Josefin and Oscar.
Marie’s Roxette bandmate Per Gessle tweeted: “Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days+nights in my tiny apartment sharing impossible dreams. And what a dream we eventually got to share! I’m honoured to have met your talent+generosity. All my love goes to you+your family. Things will never be the same.”
Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days+nights in my tiny apartment sharing impossible dreams. And what a dream we eventually got to share! I’m honoured to have met your talent+generosity. All my love goes to you+your family. Things will never be the same. pic.twitter.com/CTegAUGrXG
— Per Gessle (@PartyPleaser) December 10, 2019
She was one of the most recognisable voices of pop music in the 1980s with four number one hits in the U.S., including The Look, Listen To Your Heart, Joyride and It Must Have Been Love. The later appeared on the soundtrack for the 1990 movie, “Pretty Woman.”
It Must Have Been Love (1987) – One of the most recognisable hit which spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1990.
Listen To Your Hear (1989) – One of the biggest hits of 1989, this heart-wrenching ballad peaked at No. 1 on the US chart and established Marie Fredriksson as THE voice of the band.
As news of Marie Fredriksson’s death spreads, her fans have taken to social media to mourn the passing of a musical icon.
— JessBat🦇 (@Feuilles_Jaunes) December 10, 2019
Wow, Roxette was the first concert I've ever attended and it was pure magic. I'm really sad to hear about the news, thanks Marie for your music ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/oVxCRl9jUS
— Gabiss (@Gabissart) December 10, 2019
#roxette's Marie Fredriksson passed away yesterday. She was only 61. Some of the earliest music I can remember growing up in the 80s and 90s. RIP and thank you for all the great songs! @TheRealRoxette pic.twitter.com/100Z5F6dYL
— Jean van Jaarsveld (@EGSA_BossMan) December 10, 2019
RIP Marie Fredriksson! Thank you for those great song and your music will forever be played.
Our deepest condolences to your family and friends.