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Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies


Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61. The star’s death was confirmed by the Swedish newspaper Expressen, who published a statement from her family.

The statement reads: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone.”

They added that she died from complications from her “previous illness”.
The star is survived by her husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children, daughter Inez Josefin and son Oscar.
Her bandmate Per Gessle said: "Things will never be the same."

She was best known for her Roxette hits It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart and The Look.

The pop duo were huge in their time, selling more than 75million records around the world and scoring 19 Top 40 hits, which propelled them to the height of fame.