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”
Roxette was my official entry into popular music. Music was always playing in my home, but it wasn't until 1989 that, as a 14 year old, that I bought my first CD with my own money. I got to see Roxette perform in Philadelphia on the Joyride tour. For my 16th birthday, my family gave me money so that a friend and I could take a limo to the Tower Theater to see the concert. It was my first big-time concert by myself. I wasn't disappointed. In 2001, I got to meet Per and Marie at the Virgin Megastore in New York City. I had convinced a friend to teach me Swedish. Well, just enough to be able to show off. I'm sure I was terrible, but Marie told me that it was sweet that I'd learned Swedish for her. I got to see Marie and Per perform a third time, in 2012 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. It was even more amazing than I could have hoped for. I am pretty sure I have all of the singles, all of the albums, all of the videos, and all of the unreleased tracks.
My thoughts, prayers, and love to Marie's loved ones and family. I cannot begin to imagine your loss. But in those moments when your heart aches, please know that she has had a profound impact on my life. Her voice brings a smile to my face and, on occasion, a tear to my eye. She was loved. To paraphrase one of my favorite songs: We were so lucky she came by.
First I want to offer my deepest condolences to Marie's family and friends.
Marie thank you for giving us your voice, beauty, passion and soul...you will be forever loved by all ❤ your voice will live on in the beautiful music you made always and forever.
Thank you from my heart I will miss you xx
You're such an inspiring woman. RIP Marie ❤
RIP dear Maria and thank you for the music you gave me. An inspirational woman and remarkable voice. Now you cam sing with angels. xx
Tack för sången, tack för orden, tack för styrkan, tack för att du höll mig uppe, tack för innerligheten, tack för din närvaro, tack för tonerna, tack för alla möten, tack för utbytet från scenen.
A beautiful bright light has gone out in the world of pop music, you will be greatly missed by family, friends and all your fans, your suffering has ended, rest now in peace, knowing you are loved by all!!! 😭😭😭 xx
Du har varit min favorit sedan många, många år. Vi lyssnade på era låtar dygnet runt redan som barn. När ni kom först till Budapest, var jag bara 14 år, och jag köpte en röd ros till dig och en nalle till Per. Hoppas, att ni fått dessa🙂. Vi älskade er så mycket, att vi bestämde oss, att vi skulle gå till fots till Sverige från Ungern bara för att få se er...Då var jag bara ett barn..men idag bor jag i Sverige, och jag kom hit delvis pga Roxette...Idag har jag en underbar svensk man och familj.
Jag tackar dig och till Roxette allt musik och min fantastiska familj..Utan er skulle jag inte vore jag...vore inte här..
Hoppas, att nu sjunger du med änglarna och är lycklig...❤❤❤
May you rest in peace Marie you beautiful lady xxx I have been a massive fan of yourself and your music with alongside per gessle and roxette since 1989 when I first went crazy about 'the look'! I remember I got jealous when school friends of mine in 1990 started loving you and your band when you released "it must have been love" and I was like but I loved you 1st! Me and my dad spent hours one day searching for "it must have been love" when you released it in 1990 but everywhere had sold out and I remember how chuffed I was when in our final shop we tried we managed to get the last copy.
I have bought all of your albums and I am so glad and privileged I got to see you twice in concert. I was overwhelmed on both occasions.fantastic performances! I wish I could have got to meet you in person. Thank you for my favourite music of the last 30 years and I will miss you greatly. Xxx RIP Marie xxxx
Gratitude for your existence!
Rest in peace!
Serenity for your family! 🦋🌻🍃
Gratidão por tua existência!
Descanse em paz!
Serenidade para tua família! 🦋🌻🍃
Daniela Coelho Andrade
To the family of Marie,
So very sad for your loss. Marie was a beautiful kind talented woman. I've been a fan of Roxette for 30 years! I saw Roxette three times in concert. Absolutely amazing. I would have loved to have meet Marie. She will be sadly missed by all her fans! Beautiful lady. Beautiful voice. Thank you for your music and special memories. R.I.P Marie ❤
Saw Roxette for the first time in Dublin in 2012, then again twice in 2015 in both Dublin and London. Though I was only born in the mid 80’s I LOVED Roxette since I was a teen. I was fascinated with Marie. Her voice was something from heaven and her cool looks created the perfect recipe for what I can only describe as one of the worlds greatest artists that ever lived.
RIP Marie. X
I’m a Roxette fan since 1991. I will always remember the strengh and at the same time her weakness when I saw Marie live in Paris in 2015. Today is a really sad day to me. I feel like I lose a member of my family. She will always be alive in my heart. Rest in parce dear Marie.
Marie, you will aways be my biggest star. Thank you for giving so much love to my adolescence in the 90's and teaching me what it means to fight for life. Now, the "sweet hello" turns to "sad goodbye". I love you!
Ho visto Marie due volte in concerto a Locarno, l‘ultima nel 2015 quando era già vistosamente debilitata dalla malattia. Ha trasmesso tanta forza a tutti. Ci mancherai piccola grande donna!
Thank you, dearest Marie, for sharing your beautiful voice with us! I was lucky enough to hear you live in 1994. You have been part of my life since I was a mere teenager and I have carried you along with me during all these years. Now that you’re gone, it seems like a part of me has died too. Your legacy will live on like the legend you are and you shall never be forgotten.
My sweet sweet Marie, your voice sings the soundtrack of my life. I have been a true fan, a devoted follower of your talent, class and beauty! I will never forget you and I will sing for the rest of my life your every single song! Your family and coworkers have been blessed by your presence and your fans too! Hope I meet you some day...
Te has marchado como una luchadora dejándonos un legado de recuerdos preciosos plasmados en tus canciones no te olvidaremos nunca Marie te queremos y nos dejas el corazón roto ,somos consciente del sufrimiento que has tenido con esa terrible enfermedad , descansa en paz mi Ángel💔💔
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!!
I am grateful for almost 30 years of wonderful music that has built me, made me think and cry and has always conjured up a smile on my face again. Marie has impressively shown me that you should never give up and what an incredible fighter she was. I'll miss her forever, but her music and memories will remain forever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I am truly devastated to learn of Marie’s passing... Roxette has been with me since childhood and well into my adult life. I was so thankful to see Roxette on their last Australian tour. Marie was quite unwell but to see her give her all just made the night so much more special.
Thank you for the many years of wonderful music and may you RIP.
Thoughts are with your beautiful family and friends.