Marie Frederiksson of pop duo Roxette dies at 61

Roxette - Marie Frederiksson
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By 1010 WINS

STOCKHOLM (1010 WINS) — Marie Fredriksson, the female half of Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61, her management agency announced on Tuesday.

Her management agency, The Dimberg Jernberg agency said Frederiksson died on Monday "of the consequences of a long illness."

It "is with great sorrow that we must inform you that one of greatest and most-loved artists is gone," the agency said.

in 2002,Fredriksson became was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent radiation treatment and had continued health problems.

Frederiksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle and released their first album in 1986.

They achieved international success in the late 1980s and 1990s with hits including "It must've been love" and "Listen to your heart".

Frederiksson is survived by her husband, Mikael Bolyos, and their two children, Josefin and Oscar.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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