Marie Frederiksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

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FILE – In this file photo dated July 18, 2015, Marie Fredriksson, singer of the pop duo Roxette. Fredriksson has died, aged 61 after a long illness, according to an announcement Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. (Suvad Mrkonjic / TT via AP) (Associated Press)

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61. The singer’s management agency said Tuesday that Fredriksson died Monday “of the consequences of a long illness.”

Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986. The two went on to achieve international success in the late 1980s and 1990s. Fredriksson had radiation treatment after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002.

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