Marie Fredriksson, singer of the Swedish duo Roxette, died at the age of 61. The manager of the singer confirms this news to the Swedish newspaper Expressen .

"We must announce with great sadness that one of our greatest and most beloved artists has passed away," the statement says.

Fredriksson leaves her husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children Josefin (26) and Oscar (23).

The singer formed the band Roxette together with Per Gessle. They scored worldwide hits with songs such as It Must Have Been Love , The Look, Joyride and Listen To Your Heart .