Marie Fredriksson, singer and leader of the Swedish pop group Roxette, has died at age 61, confirmed the band's press manager, Marie Dimberg.
"With great sadness we must announce that one of our dearest artists has passed away. Marie Fredriksson died on the morning of December 9," Dimberg wrote in a press release. Fredriksson suffered a brain tumor, diagnosed in 2002.
Roxette, the band that Fredriksson set up with Per Gessle, has been the most successful of Swedish pop after ABBA. In his career he has more than 75 million records sold.
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