Lead Singer of Roxette Has Died At The Age Of 61

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Marie Fredriksson, the Swedish pop star who made up one half of the duo Roxette, best known for their iconic hit It Must Have Been Love, died Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer, her management company has confirmed.

“It Must Have Been Love,” became a smash hit after featuring in the soundtrack of the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.  The song was also recently featured in The Long Shot.

In 2002 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which she recovered following aggressive treatment. In 2009 she returned to performing but, in 2016, was told by doctors to stop performing due to health concerns.