Marie Fredriksson, one of the most soulful voices of the 80s, has sadly passed away leaving her friends, family, and millions of fans across the world devastated with grief. She’s been part of the Roxette duo for over 30 years, creating huge hits like ‘It Must Have Been Love’, ‘Listen to Your Heart’, ‘Dangerous’, and ‘The Look’ with her partner Per Gessle.
The singer has been fighting with cancer ever since 2002 when she first collapsed while running. Examination revealed a brain tumour that had to be removed – the operation was only semi-successful as she was left blind on one eye, had hearing issues, and couldn’t even speak for months.
Despite all the hardships, Marie Fredriksson continued hitting the stage with bold performances up until 2016, when she had to cancel the Roxette’s 30th anniversary tour due to health issues. She had no regrets and left the limelight gracefully, stating that it’s been an amazing 30 years. She then added: ‘I feel nothing but joy and happiness when I look back on the Roxette world tours. All our shows and memories over the years will forever be a big part of my life.’
Artists, fans, and family members are mourning the passing away of the legendary singer. She has touched the hearts of millions with her beautiful voice and lyrics – Roxette’s songs are still popular all over the world!
Marie Fredriksson has also released quite a few solo albums, including the latest one named ‘Nu!’ that was out in 2013. No cancer could stop her from doing what she truly loved! Per Gessle, her partner within the Roxette duo, left a heart-breaking tweet, saying that ‘things will never be the same’ after her death.
It’s been a real Joyride for everyone who was touched by the talent of gorgeous Marie Fredriksson. Her loss is deeply mourned by her husband and producer Mikael Bolyos and two grown-up children Josephine and Oscar. Per Gessle, her other half in the Roxette duo, admirably thanked her ‘for painting his black-and-white songs in the most beautiful colours.’