Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61 following a long battle with illness.

The Swedish star, famed for hits such as It Must Have Been Love, died on Monday.

The tragic news was confirmed on Twitter by Sweden's official Twitter account.

A short statement read: "Rest in peace, Marie Fredriksson.

"Amazing singer, both with Roxette and solo."

Roxette's biggest song came in 1998.

Listen To Your Heart topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 6 in the UK.

The track has been remixed and sampled countless times since making an instantly recognisable classic.

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.

"Marie Fredriksson died on the morning of December 9 in the suites of her previous illness."

Marie and her husband Mikael have to children.

Ines Josefin, 26, and Oscar, 23.

Marie had long suffered with poor health.

In 2002, the singer collapsed while out jogging from an undetected brain turner.

The star then underwent surgery and chemotherapy and radiation.

In the months that followed Marie was left unable to speak and her hearing was permanently damaged.

In 2005, she said: ‘It’s been three very difficult years, I’m healthy. I’m not receiving treatment any more.’

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