Swedish Pop Singer, Marie Fredriksson Dies At 61

Marie Fredriksson, lead singer of the pop-rock duo, Roxette has died after a 17-year battle with cancer.

According to her management group, the Swedish pop singer died on Monday. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002, Marie received aggressive treatment that was ultimately successful, allowing Roxette to return after a long hiatus and release new music.

Marie Fredriksson was advised by doctors to stop touring and focus on her health in 2016. Roxette was formed in 1986 and became an international sensation with their breakout #1 hit in 1989 — “The Look.”

The duo’s success continued the following year with the single “It Must Have Been Love,” which was featured on the soundtrack of the iconic Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com, “Pretty Woman.”

The group’s other big hits include “Listen to Your Heart” and “Joyride.” All in all, Roxette put out 10 albums to go along with 10 major tours.

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