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Marie Fredriksson

Swedish musician (1958-2019)

Marie Fredriksson

Swedish musician (1958-2019)
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birthday
30th
May, 1958
Death
9th
December, 2019
Birth Place
ssj , Sweden
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Gun-Marie Fredriksson (Swedish: [ma’ri: ‘fr :dr k s n] (listen); 30 May 1958 – 9 December 2019) was a Swedish pop singer, songwriter, pianist and painter, who was best known internationally as the lead vocalist of pop rock duo Roxette, which she formed in 1986 with Per Gessle. The duo achieved international success in the late-1980s and early-1990s with their albums Look Sharp! (1988) and Joyride (1991), and had multiple hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number ones.
Fredriksson had a successful career in her native country prior to forming Roxette. She was a member of punk group Strul, a band which created their own music festival in 1979. Strul’s dissolution led to the creation of her next project, the short-lived MaMas Barn, after which she began releasing solo work. Her first album, Het vind, was issued in 1984, followed by Den sjunde v gen in 1986 and … Efter stormen in 1987. Roxette’s international breakthrough coincided with a period of inactivity for Fredriksson as a solo artist, punctuated only by the release of the non-album single “Sparv ga” in 1989. Subsequent solo albums included Den st ndiga resan (1992) and I en tid som v r (1996).
In 2002, after fainting at home, Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour. During her rehabilitation, she continued to record music as a solo artist, resulting in The Change in 2004 and Min b ste v n in 2006, as well as the non-album single “D r du andas” in 2008–her first and only solo number one single in Sweden. She and Gessle later reunited to record more albums as Roxette, and the pair embarked on a worldwide concert tour. She also continued to record as a solo artist in her native Sweden, releasing Nu! in 2013. Fredriksson died on 9 December 2019 as a result of health issues stemming from her 2002 brain tumour diagnosis.

instruments played
keyboards
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

Strul Gyllene Tider MaMas Barn Lasse Lindbom Band Sp nnande Ostar Roxette Artister f r Milj Sugarcane

Children

2

Genres

Pop rock

Nationality

Sweden

Occupation

Singer songwriter pianist

Spouses

Mikael Bolyos (m. 1994)

Years Active

1978 2018

Name

Marie Fredriksson

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