Manager Marie Fredriksson, the popular singer from Sweden, confirmed that she died on 61 year of life. The official statement saysthat the lead singer of Roxette, died 9 December, after 17 years of fighting cancer of the brain.
Marie was first diagnosed in 2002, after she suddenly fainted on a run with my husband. Then aggressive treatment of the tumor and chemotherapy have helped. Came remission — even though the consequence of therapy and was a complete loss of vision in one eye.
In 2008, Marie has resumed active touring, but, in the end, the cancer came back — and from 2016 the soloist in the popular Swedish band completely focused on your health.
“Marie left us a great musical legacy. Her amazing voice, strong and sensual — her magical live performances will be remembered by all who were fortunate enough to see or hear. We also will remember a remarkable man with an incredible life force, a woman with a huge heart that cared about each person I knew”, the statement reads.
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
Her close friend, musician and songwriter of the band Roxette, Per Gessle emotional a Twitter post added that “the world will never be the same” after leaving Fredriksson.
“Time flies too fast. Not long ago, we spent days and nights in my little apartment, sharing dreams about the amazing things — and here we have been able to bring those dreams to life! I am proud to have met such a talented and generous woman. My thoughts are with her and her loved ones.”
Relatives and friends will say goodbye to Marie Fredriksson at the private funeral. Husband and two daughters of the singer asking for privacy during this difficult family time.