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Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson (61) has died

The Swedish star has been battling cancer for 17 years and her management team said she died on Monday morning.

Marie Fredriksson of Swedish band Roxette performing during a concert in Oberursel near Frankfurt am Main, western Germany in June 2011. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Sky News is reporting that Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died at the age of 61.

The Swedish star has been battling cancer for 17 years and her management team said she died on Monday morning.

Per Gessle, who formed Roxette with Fredriksson in 1986, paid tribute to an "outstanding musician" and "wonderful friend".

Some of Roxette's biggest hits included It must have been love, Joyride, The look and How do you do!.

Fredriksson is survived by her husband Mikael Bolyos and two children.

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