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And now, the voice of Marie Fredriksson can only be heard on the internet as she passed away after a 17 year long battte with cancer on the 9th of December 2019. She was a Swedish pop singer and songwriter who was notable for having the most recognizable voice of the 1980s and 90s pop. She was also known for forming the pop band, Roxette.
Marie Fredriksson was born on the 30 May in Ossjo, Sweden, in 1958. She died on 9th December 2019 in Djursholm, Sweden. She held Swedish nationality and possessed a mixed ethnical background. She is the daughter of Charles Gosta Fredriksson and Inez Dagmar Fredriksson. She has four siblings Sven Arne, Anna-Lisa, and Tina Fredriksson. She earned her education from Sunday School, then enrolled in a music school in Svalov Municipality.
Cause of Death, and Funeral
The well-known Swedish singer, Marie Fredriksson, has died at the age of 61 after battling with cancer on the 9th of December 2019. She was the singer of Roxette and was known for having one of the most recognizable voices of the 1980s and 90s pop.
Regarding her death, Marie’s family spoke in a statement to Expressen;
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone.”
Previously, Marie had suffered from a seizure in her bathroom, leading a cracked skull in September 2002. Her MRI scan revealed that she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had 25% chance of survival. Though she survived then, but had a health problem.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Marie began her journey by joining the punk group called Strul 1978. Then, the band was auditioned for Swedish record labels but didn’t offer a recording contract until 1981. They also established their independent musical festival “Strulfestivalen” in 1979. In the year 1986 and 1987, Maire got the Best Swedish Female prize in Rockbjornen Awards as well as won pop/Rock – Female in Swedish Grammy Award.
Marie had worked in albums like Het vind, Den sjunde vagen, Efter stormen, and Den standiga resan. She had also released albums – The Change, Min Baste van, I en tid som var, and Nu!.
Until her death, Marie’s net worth is estimated at $55 million.
Married To Husband, Mikael Bolyos
Before her death, Marie was a married woman. She was married to Mikael Bolyos, who is a Keyboardist. The couple duo walked down the aisle in a private ceremony in May 1994, where only close families were invited.
Marie and her husband, Markus, first met each other in December 1991 during the Australian leg of “Join The Joyride!” Together, the pair formed a band on the suggestion of a Swedish record executive. Finding her soulmate changed her whole life. She said that
“If [we] hadn’t met, I don’t know if I would have been able to continue in Roxette much longer. I couldn’t handle the personal side of life on tour.
Furthermore, the couple had welcomed two children – daughter, Inez Josefin, and a son, Oscar.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
The Former Swedish singer was born with the full name Gun-Marie Fredriksson. She is the youngest child of her parents – Charles Gosta Fredriksson and Inez Dagmar Fredriksson. Her father and mother passed away in 1981 and 1998, respectively. She grew up along with three siblings – brother Sven Arne and sisters Anna-Lisa, & Tina Fredriksson.
Talking about her childhood, Marie’s parents sold their farm when she was four and got relocated to Ostra Ljungby. During that time, Marie’s father worked as a postman and her mother as a factory worker. When she was seven, her oldest sister Anna-Lis ran into a Fatal traffic collision when she was traveling to by dress for her engagement party.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Size
Maire’s height stood at 5 feet 6 inches and weighed about 58kgs. She had dyed blonde hair color and black eyes color.