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Marie Fredriksson
Marie Fredriksson of Roxette live at Odderøya Live 2012 (cropped).jpg
Fredriksson at the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, 2012
Born
Gun-Marie Fredriksson

(1958-05-30)30 May 1958
Össjö, Sweden
Died 9 December 2019(2019-12-09) (aged 61)
Djursholm, Sweden
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • pianist
Years active 1978–2019
Spouse(s)
Mikael Bolyos (m. 1994)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres Pop rock
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
Associated acts
  • Strul
  • Gyllene Tider
  • MaMas Barn
  • Lasse Lindbom Band
  • Spännande Ostar
  • Roxette
  • Artister för Miljö
  • Sugarcane

Gun-Marie Fredriksson, known as Marie Fredriksson (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 the disease on 9 December 2019 in Danderyd Municipality, Sweden at the age of 61.

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