Remembrance book for Marie Fredriksson
Dear fellow friends, dear fans of Marie Fredriksson, dear Roxette fans, dear kind people in this world,
our friend Marie has passed away on December 9, and many, many people in the world are heartbroken and would like to express their feelings. Not everyone can do so on the social media, not everyone can do so by coming to Sweden and signing the official remembrance book laid out in Stockholm.
We want to collect your thoughts, your grieve, but also your finest memories with Marie here. Please write down what you always wanted to say to her, we will collect each single entry of yours, put them into one single book and send it over to Marie’s family to show them how much she made this world better through you.
[All entries made before January 1, 2020 were taken over for the book. You will still be able to add your messages now but we cannot consider them for the book to Marie’s family anymore as it has been printed by now.]
The Daily Roxette had one copy of the book printed early January 2020 and handed it over to Marie Dimberg, Roxette’s manager and a very good friend of Marie Fredriksson and her family, in Göteborg on January 20, 2020. The printed version of the book is nearly 800 pages thick and it has a white cover. Its title “Tack för allt Marie” (Thank you for everything Marie) is written in silver and red letters on its sleeve.
Here you see some quick photos of the book, sadly there has never been a chance to take proper photos of this one copy as it arrived just before the evening we headed to Göteborg for the “En kväll för Marie Fredriksson” show.
If you are interested, you can download a simplified version (the printed version contains a few more blank pages to separate the chapters, for instance) of the book with all entries right here.
The entries are sorted alphabetically by names, this file is also searchable.
Entries with non-latin character sets are at the very end of the book. Most URLs have been removed as they make little sense in a printed book.
Download the file “TackForAlltMarieByTDR.pdf”
I loved listening to Roxette as a kid and still love their music. She was one of the best with an amazing voice. Know that her music lives on forever in her fans like myself!
Rest easy Marie.
Now you will get your Joyride and make a Tourism in heaven, traveling along the Cinnamon Street, Spending Your Time to look to all of your fans around the world.
Things will never be the same...
Love u forever, Marie!
Thankyou for the music ,
What a terrific voice and beautiful lady
We grew up with your music. Best music ever. If I was sad I would listen to a ballad. If I was haughty I would listen to THe LOOK. Rest in peace. You are eternal.
So sad thank you for so many great memories while listening to your music rest in peace and enjoy the joyride in heaven xx💔💔💔
Adore You Forever! Thank you and rest sweetly Angel. 💜
My first cd was Roxette’s Joyride, I have been buying and listening to them since then. I saw Joyride world tour in São Paulo, what a unforgettable and incredible show. Marie was shining like I imagined. Marie will keep on shining in our life. She must be taking a bow and all the fans around the world are answering with a sad but thunderous applause... Thank you Marie for changing our world for better, Rest In Peace.
Rest in Peace Marie. You will be deeply missed...
I saw Roxette for their first North American concert in Boston and then I even flew to Norway to see them when they reunited. They have always been my favorite and Marie had the voice of a Rock Angel. She was loved and will be miss. Thank you for all the amazing music and memories....
Dear Marie friends and family,
my heart is broken and full of tears. But I am also thankfull to have had Marie in my life. I luckily got the chance to meet her many times. She's always wonderfull and smiling happyly. She's been an amazing support for me throughout the 30 years I fell in love with her voice and I had struggles in my own life. She wished me all the best many times and that I take care of myself. Gratefull for all the concerts throughout Europe, it has been so much fun.. and for all the wonderfull friends I got.
Marie's strenght left a huge impression in my soul. She'll be with me in my heart forever.
An angel has gone to heaven.
Sincere condoleances to Micke, Josefin & Oscar. And all to her closest friends and family.
I Roxette e la tua voce hanno fatto da colonna sonora di una buona parte della mia vita.... e continuerete a esserlo nonostante il vuoto che lasci.... RIP Marie
Look Sharp was one of the first albums I owned. Listen To Your Heart is still today one of my favourite songs. Paint is one of the best slices of pop ever created. Then came album after album of simply great music, to my ears, and to millions of others across the world. Your voice is just like home to me. It has been with me throughout my life. Just so many song’s over the years that take me back when I hear them today. Queen Of Rain, a strong favourite, used to help me when my worries would keep me awake at night. The entire Tourism album which I used to listen to on the buses at the weekend, on our Walkmans, with my first (and only) girlfriend.
In 2015 I got to see you at the o2 in London and it was a massive tick on my bucket list, after so many years as a fan. Hearing you sing Spending My Time live, the tears were streaming down my face, I was overwhelmed with emotion. When you sang a snippet of Paint it felt as if you were singing my favourite song just for me and it was a moment I will never forget. Even your more recent solo release I Want To Go holds a special place in my heart. Fading Like A Flower is one of the best ever power ballads and vocal performances of all time. Your voice had so many levels, from the sultry ballads like Watercolours In The Rain, to the fiery sass of Do You Wanna Go The Whole Way. Almost Unreal was another favourite of mine. You’ve just given me so much.
To hear of your passing has been a very sad day. Your light shone so brightly. We were all so very lucky to witness it. Thank you for sharing it with us. It makes me so sad to read about how ill you were. No more suffering. RIP. Dream about the sun...
Today has been such a sad day, not only for me, but for many other fans all over the world. I have been lucky enough to seen you perform live many times.
Your voice and songs, have gotten me through many difficult times in my life.
You are now pain free, and flying with the angels, fly high beautiful lady. Gone but never forgotten. Always in my heart.
One wonderful memory of Marie for me was trying to figure out if I was going to get along with my new flat mate when Listen To Your Heart came on the tv. My flat mate said "Oh, she's just so beautiful, don't you think?" and I knew there and then that we would get on splendidly. Marie was simply wonderful in concert and growing up listening to her and Per made those awkward teenage years a little brighter and more hopeful. My love to her friends and family, I wish you peace and I wish you the best.
I've gotten up with the new, Marie has passed away. I'm so sad. I grew up with Roxette songs and I met my first love with them. Your lyrics are part of my live and I will never forget you. I send all my love to Marie's family in this hard moment.
"You're so far away,
So far away,
You left me,
You told me you would stay"
Really sad to know that you left us. But your memories stay in our hearts.
Selamat jalan Marrie!
So sad, Marie. Your songs have been part of my life in happy moments and also sad ones. That's what we'll treasure, you voice and songs forever. My thoughts and condolences to your family and Per and all the people around Roxette.
Roxette was my favorite rock band. When I was a kid I was unpopular and spent a lot of sad nights by myself in my room. One night I hear Fading Like a Flower on my little clock radio and my life changed after. Marie's voice was like an angel. I discovered more and more of her music, buying not just their Cds but also piano music as I took lessons. Seeing them perform was on my bucket list and was so thankful I could see them perform in NYC about 2011. They put on a great show and I had such fun with my wife. Now that I also teach piano privately I will keep Marie's legacy going by having my students learn their music. Thank you Marie for being that angelic voice I needed to hear so many years ago. You saved my life that night and know Heaven's Choir is that much greater today with you joining them!
Dear Mary and family...
It is so dificult express my feelings today. I am so proud of you, your husband and your kids because all of you gave us the best example of a family must be, always together supporting each other everyday.
Thanks you so much for every moment that you shared with us trough your music. You will be always in my heart. BLove
Her voice was an incentive and a pain balm that I suffered in childhood and adolescence. Instead of resorting to the typical vices, my only vice when I had time was to listen to Roxette. Again and again at the beginning I put the same songs (The Look and Joyride). Later, when I managed to buy Joyride's cassette, I listened to them day and night. That was how I continued to buy his records, cassettes and then CDs. They were my pills for depression, and thanks to Marie I was interested in learning English.
I have followed their trajectory for almost 30 years, and when I had the chance I saw them in 2001 in Barcelona and Madrid, then I saw them again at the National Auditorium in CDMX and I was fortunate to receive a hug from them.
Shealways beautiful in all aspects, so real, sings passionate author, her voice, her charisma, always human, simple, always Marie.
Kisses and hugs to heaven my favorite vocalist 😭.