Marie Fredriksson

Swedish singer (1958–2019)

Gun-Marie Fredriksson, known as Marie Fredriksson (Swedish: [ma¹riː ²freːdrɪkˌsɔn] (audio speaker iconlisten); 30 May 1958 – 9 December 2019) was a Swedish pop rock singer-songwriter, pianist and painter. She was born in Össjö, Sweden.

Fredriksson was known for forming pop rock duo Roxette in 1986 alongside Per Gessle. They are known for their six top two hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "Dangerous", "It Must Have Been Love", "Joyride" and "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)".

She had a solo career for a short time which included her single "Sparvöga" and two albums Den ständiga resan (1992) and I en tid som vår (1996) from 1989 through 1997.

In 2002, Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She died from problems caused by the disease on 9 December 2019 in Danderyd Municipality, Sweden at the age of 61.[1]


  1. Savage, Mark (10 December 2019). "Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies, aged 61". BBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2019.

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