90’s Pop star, Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

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Marie Fredriksson, the lead singer of Swedish pop duo, Roxette, has died at the age of 61 after suffering from illness.

Her manager confirmed that the singer died on Monday, December 9, “following a 17-year long battle with cancer”.

Fredriksson was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002, after collapsing in her kitchen following a workout.

The tumour cost her the vision in her right eye – but after three years of treatment, she returned to public life and toured successfully again with Roxette from 2008 to 2016.

However, the cancer eventually returned.

The Swedish star was one of the recognisable voices in 1980s and 90s pop with hits like Joyride, The Look and It Must Have Been Love, from the film Pretty Woman.

 

 




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