Roxette Star Marie Fredriksson Dies At 61

Roxette Star Marie Fredriksson Dies At 61

A file photograph of Marie Fredriksson.

New Delhi:

Roxette Star Marie Fredriksson, who was best-known for tracks such as The Look,Joyride and It Must Have Been Love, died on December 9 (Monday). She was 61, reported BBC News. The Swedish star, who was a part of the pop duo Roxette, died of cancer. "A statement said the singer had died on Monday, 9 December following a 17-year long battle with cancer," reported BBC.

Marie Fredriksson's former band mate Per Gessle paid tribute to the singer in her tweet and wrote: "Time goes by so quickly. It's not that long ago we spent days and 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 and generosity. All my love goes to you and your family. Things will never be the same."

Marie Fredriksson was a part of the popular pop duo Roxette in the Eighties, which she formed with Per Gessle in 1986. The duo became a household name after the release of Look Sharp!, which was Roxette's breakout album. The duo went on to deliver several hit albums such as Have A Nice Day (1999) and 2001's Room Service.

Marie Fredriksson is survived by her husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children - Inez Josefin Bolyos, Oscar Mikael Bolyos.