Several years ago, in 2002, Marie Fredriksson had a brain tumor.
The Swedish newspaper Express reports: “Marie Fredriksson’s family, her husband and their two children, mourn her loss.”
Her family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone.”
In September 2002, Marie Fredriksson had a seizure in her bathroom and suffered a cracked skull. A subsequent MRI scan revealed she had a brain tumour, and she was given a 25% chance of survival. She survived, but had health problems as a result of radiation therapy. She was able to perform until 2016, when she announced her retirement due to the effects of her illness.
Her partner in Roxette, Per Gessle, expressed his love for Fredriksson and her family, and said: “Things will never be the same.”