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.

Thank 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”

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6449 entries.
Bianca from Bad Salzuflen, Germany wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:24:
A wonderful and brave woman became an angel. But also a new star is born that will shine for eternity. Marie and Roxette were a big part of my life and I am very thankful for the great music that touch my heart, my soul. She will always be in my heart. Farewell, Marie. After all you were the greatest. You made this world a better place.
Xavier Marin Garau from Barcelona wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:24:
Dear Marie, I cannot imagine this world without you. So many special memories since I became a fan in 1992. First it was Roxette, then your solo albums which grew on me in such a special way. Then I saw you play live several times and I had the chance to meet you in person and, oh what an amazing, warm and kind person you are. You treated your fans with so much love. I remember each and every moment as if it was yesterday. 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011 and 2015. I could speak for hours and hours to explain all my memories and I would always do it with a smile, because all you made me feel is nothing but happiness. I want to say thank you for everything. You will remain in my heart forever. Love, Xavi
Josée Grégoire from Dundurn, SK. Canada wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:24:
My love for Roxette started the first time I heard "The Look" on the Montreal radio. I went to buy the cassette right away. I've played this cassette over and over. I've learned a bit of English while reading the lyrics. One day, I had the chance to go see Roxette in concert for the Joyride Tour. It was one of the best shows I've ever seen. Roxette was part of my teen years and adult life. My kids love Roxette cause I've played it so much and it grew on them. I will always be a Roxette fan. Thank you for all the memories you help me create while listening to your music. Good and bad memories but mostly good. I hope you can rest in peace and I want to offer my deepest condolences to your family, Per, friends and all fans.
Jane Morris from York, UK wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:23:
Roxette was the only band that I followed throughout my lifetime. Marie’s unique and magical voice has brought me so much enjoyment. For that I will always be grateful. The world was a better place for having Marie in it. Her loss will be genuinely felt around the world. Xxxx
Dan Susa from Sibiu wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:23:
 It’s hard to find the proper words to describe to sound of grief. I find it even harder to realize that this is not a stupid dream. Words will never describe how you shaped my world. But you did. Thank you Marie for being part of my life, thank you for all those memories. Rest in Pace you beautiful soul.
Roxeliz from Buenos aires, Argentina wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:22:
I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I did as far as I could but I did not succeed, it does not mean that I loved you less, you were in my ears, heart, in my soul for 28 years every day, and you will continue to be until I leave, Thank you for joining me in the good, bad, always !!!!! thank you so much, good trip my sweet marie🌹🌹❤️❤️
Zoltan Jonas from Budapest wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:21:
Thank You for all the passion you have sung the songs that defined our childhood and young adulthood! We will always love You!
Marina Hollandts from Belgium wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:21:
Dear Marie, Thank you for everything, your voice is the soundtrack of my life. Rest in peace my friend. God bless you. You will be forever in my heart. Love is all!!
Jared Rowbotham from Christchurch, New Zealand wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:20:
I had known about Roxette at a young age, with the international breakout of "The Look", and was familiar with a number of their big hits to follow, but it wouldn't be until 1993 when I officially became a fan. I had rediscovered "It Must Have Been Love" on a compilation album and I was hooked from that moment. So much, I eventually decided to take guitar lessons a couple years later. Marie was able to captivate the listeners with both her soft tones and also in the more upbeat songs where she really knew how to belt out the lyrics with power (a great example is in the ending of "Shadow of a Doubt"). It's no surprise that the song that sealed the deal for me becoming one of the band's biggest fanboys in New Zealand would be a song led by Marie. I've followed Roxette ever since 1993, and through the magic of the Internet, I would eventually discover her solo career as well as other projects such as Strul, Mammas Barn and, of course, her time working with Per in Gyllene Tider and his own solo songs. Like everyone else, I was shocked when I heard the news of her diagnosis in 2002 and hoped/prayed for the best. It must have worked as she was able to sustain it for another 17 years! A true fighter. I had the honour and privilege to attend Roxette's first and only NZ concert in 2015 and I will never forget it. Even though Marie spent most of the gig sitting on a stool, she was in high spirits. However, it came as no surprise (though still saddening) to hear she was no longer able to tour after only a number of months following the NZ gig. It was to be expected, the news of her passing, but I didn't expect it to be within 3 years since "Good Karma" came out. In saying that, I'm glad that the last Roxette album we heard before the news was as great as can be expected from our favourite duo. I will miss Marie dearly and am so grateful to have experienced the music and the memories over the years. Much love to the family, friends and colleagues in this sad time.
Amir Levi from Los Angeles, CA wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:19:
Marie’s voice has been one of my go tos my entire life. The music of Roxette has guided me, inspired me, helped me articulate feelings, coaxed me through the breakup of my first big relationship. Her vocals on all their power ballads cut into my core. Their music shaped a lot of who I am today and I am grateful to her and Per Gessle for that. There aren’t enough words to express how integral to my life her music has been. She and Per together were my muse, and I feel like a giant part of my soul has been ripped out of me.
Rosiane Barros from São Paulo Brasil wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:18:
Você será inesquecível Marie , suas voz e sua s músicas fizeram parte da minha vida em uma época de lutas e de vitórias , gratidão a você eternamente , o mundo ficou mais triste apartir de hoje , obrigada 🙏 por ter existido na minha vida .
Alessandro from Treviso (Italy) wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:18:
It all started with the cassette of Joyride. Not an original, someone at school had passed it to me. I was 17. I had no passion for music, I didn't even have any music at my place, except for Luca Carboni (an italian singer). I fell in love immediately. I practically listened to only the first 5 songs (skipping Hotblooded). I remember the excitement that evening at the Festivalbar (an italian emission on tv) when they played Fading Like a Flower for the first time ... none of my classmates knew it, but I had the cassette... worn out. Then I remember the video of Big Love, they were constantly playing it on TV. Marie waving a whip in the air in a sort of circus while she was singing "the bigger the better" ... but at the time I didn't understand anything in English, I just liked the music. Then one evening, while I was skating, they played "It Must have been love" on the radio. They said it was Roxette, but it wasn't on the Joyride album. So I found out that before Joyride there had been "Look Sharp". Meanwhile the CDs were invented and my mom bought it for me. I didn't know the title of that song (to me it was something like "imastabinlo"). I listened to it in order of tracks and when guitars started I got that "The Look" (to me the title was "nananananananananananana") was again Roxette. Still, I listened to the entire album and no "It must have been love". However there were Paint, Cry, No Shadow of a doubt and ... Listen to your heart. They had conquered me, forever. Then came out Tourism. I clearly remember the day I bought it in Treviso with my money. it was the last one left, they had to remove it from the music player where to listen to the newly released CDs ... I had read the tracklist and there was "It must have been love" (in the meantime I had discovered the exact title). However, when I listened to it, as first track (the beauty of the CDs) I discovered that it was a different version, beautiful, but different ... But there were How Do You Do (my god, the video, how wonderful), The Rain , So far away ... and Queen of Rain ... Then Crash Boom Bang came ... with Sleeping in my car. Oh the day the video came out ... she had cut her hair so short ... I was upset, but the song was pretty cool. In the end, I had to wait 4 years to have finally "It must have been love". In 1995, in fact, the greatest hits came out, called Don't bore us, get to the chorus ... Too bad there was also You don't understand me ... the time of It must have been love was over… I just listened to that. Goodbye Marie, thank you for these 28 years when you kept me company. It's over now, I really feel I lost you somehow.
Tom Bedingfield from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:18:
I may have only been born in the very early 90s, but I was brought up on all manner of Roxette by my mother. Your music will always be a big part of my life, I feel so privileged that I got to go to your performance in Wollongong on the 23rd of February 2015, it was something that I never thought I’d be able to go to and for that, I most sincerely thank you. Your music will live on forever, through all of your fans and we will never forget the magic that you brought to us. It must have been love, but it’s over now. It must have been good, but we lost you somehow. Rest In Peace, Marie. Thank you for all your beautiful music and your infectious smile.
Iphigenia Tsimbiropoulos from Lokeren, Belgium wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:18:
Dear Marie and family, Never have I been more happy the moment I heard the news I won a meet & greet with my idol on 11 november 2009 NOTP in Antwerp. Standing next to you taking our picture together, holding you. It was so exciting. You said we had to do the picture again because you thought you had your eyes closed . You made me so happy. When I was 11 years I fell in love with you and your music, your voice, your charisma. I saw you the first time when I was 15. My first time going to a big concert in Brussels. 14/8/2010 I was 5 months pregnant of my twins I traveled my first time to Sweden, Halmstad. To see you in action with Roxette. My children were born on 26 nov, the same birthday as your son Oscar. I had the possibilitie to see you also at the circus in Stockholm 26/4/2014 Those are the most beautiful memories I have of you. I will never forget you, my queen, I spend 30 years of my life listening to your beautiful voice. You are my role model! My thoughts are specially with the closest family of Marie , Can't imagine what you must be going through. Marie, paint your love all over my world xx Iphigenia from Belgium
edinaldo lima from fortaleza wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:17:
thank u for all the times you've saved my life with the endless beauty of your voice! your energy has inspired me many many times... and now all I cand do is ask you only one thing: Rest, my Queen of Rain! just rest! Ed.
Sebastian Maydana from Buenos Aires wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:17:
Goodbye Marie! Your voice will be within us for all eternity !. Thanks for share your passion, good vibes and happiness to all the fans around the world. You will be my inspiration to never give up and always dream for a better world. Now rest in peace my Queen of rain 😉
Augusto Claverie Latour from Santiago, Chile wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:13:
Tu voz acompaño mi vida durante 30 años y te lo agradezco. Diste una dura batalla y ganaste el Cielo, ahora Ser de luz... haz brillar tu Luz en Mi. Gracias
Marcos Roberto Marques from Curitiba (Brazil) wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:13:
Your music changed my life for better. Love you. Always will.
Robert gill from Doncaster U.K. wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:11:
Forever in my Heart❤️❤️❤️xxx
Ewerson Krubniki from Ponta Grossa wrote on December 10, 2019 at 23:10:
Things will never be the same! Brazil woke up very sad and with no colour. She's in our minds and well not forget her anymore!