Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dead at 61

The 61-year-old was a worthwhile solo artist in her native Sweden sooner than turning into a member of with Per Gessle to kind Roxette, the act that went on to achieve worldwide fame.

The duo’s breakout single was “The Look,” reaching major on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989.

Another single, “It Must Have Been Love,” turned a smash hit after that features inside the soundtrack of the 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman,” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

Roxette toured extensively, with Fredriksson gaining recognition as a gifted dwell performer.

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dead at 61

In 2002 she was recognized with a thought tumor, from which she recovered following aggressive remedy.

By 2009, Roxette has been performing as soon as extra and even made quite a few further albums.

But by 2016 docs had steered Fredriksson to stop touring to have the ability to prioritize her properly-being.

“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,” Dimberg Jernberg Management acknowledged in a press launch.

“But we also remember a wonderful person with a huge appetite for life, and a woman with a very big heart who cared for everybody she met.”Former bandmate Gessle launched a press launch remembering Fredriksson as an “outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer.”

The pair have been buddies for better than 40 years, Gessle acknowledged.

“I’m proud, honored and happy to have been able to share so much of your time, talent, warmth, generosity and sense of humor,” he wrote.

“All my love goes out to you and your family. Things will never be the same.”

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