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Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

 Marie Fredriksson, left, and Per Gessle, right, vocals of Swedish Pop-Duo "Roxette" present their new album "Roomservice" in Cologne, western Germany, Monday night, March 26, 2001. It is the first live appearance of the duo since 1995. (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)
Marie Fredriksson, left, and Per Gessle, right, vocals of Swedish Pop-Duo "Roxette" present their new album "Roomservice" in Cologne, western Germany, Monday night, March 26, 2001. It is the first live appearance of the duo since 1995. (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz) (WNDU)
Published: Dec. 10, 2019 at 10:50 AM EST
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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 a day earlier “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, including with the songs “The Look” and “It Must Have Been Love.”

Fredriksson had aggressive radiation treatment after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and was left with long-term health problems.

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