You have awakened my love for music! Inspired and accompanied me day after day and year after year.
I miss you painfully ...
but your music and your incredible voice will always resonate in me. Thank you for being there - thanks for your music! With eternal gratitude and love, Laura
Good afternoon to All of You from Milan. I won't never forget my 13th year old (now I'm quite 40) in which from the radio I knew My favorite duo and the summer of the next year, 1994, in which I follow them on a very popular Italian TV program dealing with music, Festivalbar, with "Sleeping in my car" from Arena di Verona. When I was attending in sommar 2008 my svenska class at FOLKUNIVERSITETET (kind regards to professor Joakim Eklasas) , on the 12th of August I went at Sjohistoriska Museet to follow the concert of my God Per Gessle and Gyllen Tyder and I remember also Marie with his husband and sons. In the end, for my 35th birthday I was at the concert at Arcimboldi's teathre here in Milan with Saverio, my man, who loves Roxette as well. MARIE WAS A LIONESS EVEN THOUGH DRESSED IN WITHE, SHE SANG SET DOWN AND SHE WENT OUT FROM A SECONDARY EXIT. LOVE YOU FOREVER. I'M LISTENING TO YOU ALSO NOW ON YOU TUBE WHILE WRITING TO YOU BUT MY HOME IS FULL OF YOUR CDS AND CASSETTES, THE FIRST ONE, MY TOP, IS CRASH BOOM BANG. REGARDS TO YOUR FAMILY AND TO PROFESSOR LUNDVIST!
To Marie’s children:
I am a woman around the same age as your mother and I want to tell you, she was a rolemodel for me when I was young. She was really cool and tough and dared to express vulnebarity and real coolness at the same time. She was a woman that really was alive and a person to look up to, I had, for example the same hair cut as she had 🙂 In the 1980ies we did not have any talented women (or men) with so much courage, as your mother had, to look up to. I listened to her solo songs and I recognised exactly the feelings that she expressed and the Roxette songs made me feel so alive as a young woman back then in the 80ies. Songs like: ’Soul deep’ and ’Sjunde vågen’ and so on and so on, these songs made it possible to recognise a lot of feelings, sad feelings, deep soul fellings, happy feelings and so on.
Many thanks Marie for everything you gave to me. I have a child, the same age as your oldest child. You, Marie’s children, you must be so proud of your unique mother. All my warmest heart feelings to you and your father and I am grateful I lived when Marie was an active artist. She made me, in some ways, to the person I am today. She was a rolemodel for me, she showed, in public, that you can be a really tough person and be vulnerable at the same time and that is to be a real human being.
Ann Nordberg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Tack, Marie. Tack för dina underbara låtar som du har gett så många glada och tankeväckande timmar med att lyssna på din vackra röst. Du var en otroligt stark kvinna tills du inte kunde slåss längre. Ära vara ditt minne <3
Very saddened to hear of Marie's passing, I loved Roxette's music having been a teenager in the '80s, her death has left an enormous Gap in the music world. My condolences go to her family and friends , she may be gone but the music will live on. Rest in peace, Marie, from a South African fan
My sincerest condolences to Marie's family and loved ones. As a lifelong Roxette fan, Marie's music was often the background music of my life - through the good and the bad . The world is a bit more empty without her and heaven now has another angel...and this one can absolutely sing.
God bless and keep you always, Marie.
Mam nadzieję że kiedyś Panią spotkam:)
Thank you Marie. My first two CDs ever were Joyride and Tourism. As a young teenager, too old for a child´s room but still too young for first hand life experiences, your and Per´s music gave me a slight idea and hope that there would be more to life emotionally when growing up. Now, being an extreme-metalhead for something about 20 years, I am still not ashamed to say that Roxette is a Band of timeless value and one of the most important and touching bands for me as a person - you could even say the soundtrack to a certain time in my life. Later on it always made me happy for a moment, when I heard a new Roxette-single on the radio. For me, the music of Roxette, not unlike the music of A-Ha in its effect, is more than just pop music.
Oh dear Marie We knew you as Roxette You were my daughters first concert in Edmonton Alberta You came out in a Flash of dark leather and smoke on the stage! We had an awesome time! She took me to your revisit in Edmonton as a secret surprise for me))) For my 50th Bd! Glass Tiger was your pre- you band) I was "wowed" again! And we both wish your family peace Marie💕🎇
when I heard "It must have been Love, I was eleven years old and completely enchanted by your voice. I became a huge Roxette fan and collected every snippet from the newspapers. My favorite songs are Shadow of a Doubt, Chances, Excited and Things will never be the Same and many more. The 1991 concert in Hamburg was fantastic and two more followed ( last 2011).
When I found out about your death, I had to cry and listen to your music every day. I can't believe it's over forever.
Things will never be the same again. What remains are the memories.
Thank you dear Marie for the great time, the wonderful music.
I will always be a fan. RIP
I wish your family and Per a lot of strength in this difficult time.
May God bless you and keep you safe in His arms Marie!
Lifelong Roxette fan here in the USA.
My heart actually skipped a beat and I lost my breath the moment I learned of your passing.
Words can not describe how profoundly sad and heart broken I am to learn that the world has lost one of it’s truly magnificent angelic voices.
My first concert in my life was seeing you, Per, and the rest of the Roxette band in NYC 1992 and I was lucky enough to see them in NYC again in 2012-where I was blessed to talk to Marie outside the Beacon theater for a precious few seconds while getting her autograph.
I am truly inspired by the strength and perseverance Marie showed in fighting and overcoming the devastating brain cancer and effects- to have to relearn how to speak and sing, not only in Swedish but also English! Truly a Warrior we can look up to!
Roxette was and Is truly the Soundtrack of my Life. The music is Eternal and Marie’s voice is very Special and Unique- a One in a Million Years voice that we are truly Blessed to have had in our lives.
Truly It Must Have Been Love...
Thank you Marie, for being the sountrack of my life.
My condolences to her camilo.
Roxette and everyone, please accept my deepest condolences.
Marie, I wish you eternal unity with God in Heaven. You are the best vocalist of all time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most precious memories of my life.
My name is Maxim. I am from Saint Petersburg (Russia). I want to share with you what place the Roxette group occupies in my life. It seemed to be the winter of 1996. And I was born in 1992. I was 5 years old. I still clearly remember one of the most vivid moments in my life.
I went to the TV and I was going to look for cartoons. And, as I remember now, the TV channel itself somehow switched to music and started broadcasting the song Roxette "Listen to your heart" (live At Borgholm Castle). Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb1Bnk6USRI. I was deeply impressed by the atmosphere of the performance. This outstanding person was a blonde woman with a fashionable short haircut, whose name I didn't know at the time. And by the way I hadn’t known her name for many years before the advent of the Internet in Russia in 2007. Returning to the performance, I carefully was watching the brilliant expression on Marie's face, how she confidently was holding the microphone, solemnly was moving around the stage. All this naturally captured me to the depths of my soul, and every cell of my body at that moment was singing along with Marie. I had been standing there until the end of the song, and then for some time I was remaining immobilized by the Divine miracle I had just seen. I came to my senses when there was a commercial break and some other program started. This is how the great Roxette group opened up in my life. While at school, I had been listening to the songs "It must have been love", "Salvation" and many others. And in 2009, when I entered the university, I especially liked listening to your song "I wish I could fly". I had been listening to it many times all summer long before the 1st year of the institute.
I express my greatest gratitude to you, my dear and beloved artists. You have held a key place in my heart since I was a child. And so it will always be!
Roxette, Pierre and everyone who works with you in the music project Roxette, thank you again sincerely from the bottom of my heart! Marie, I will always remember your sparkling and majestic personality!
It’s difficult to find the words to convey grief over someone you only ever knew through their music, but after moving from Australia to Sweden as a singer almost five years ago, your music became such an important part of the soundtrack of my life.
Without knowing it, you created some of the most special moments of my time here and for countless millions of others around the world. Your voice has been a source of celebration and elation as me and one of my best friends danced, soaked to the skin at your final Stockholm concert and also a source of profound warmth as we stood side by side with strangers brought together by music. You could have heard a pin drop when you sang “Watercolours in the Rain” with a depth and emotion few artists can ever dream of bringing an audience.
Thank you for the gift of love and light that you brought into the world in the form of music. May your loved ones find comfort in the magic you left behind.
Rest In Peace, Marie.
ich weiß, es kommt ein wenig spät … aber Trauer ist ja bekanntlich ein Prozess, bei dem es ein Weilchen dauert, bis man seine Gefühle und Gedanken sortiert hat.
Mit Roxette und deiner Stimme bin ich nicht einfach nur groß sondern Erwachsen geworden.
Du warst der beste Coach bei meinen ersten Übungen als Popsängerin mit Deoroller-Mikrofon, wenn ich mein Doppelzimmer im Internat mal für mich allein hatte. Durch dich habe ich verstanden, wie Frau ihre Stimme einsetzen kann, um Emotionen zu transportieren. Ich habe mich bestimmt an 20 songs ernsthaft probiert und meine Grenzen erkannt. So wie bei dir, klang mein Gesang nämlich leider nie – was mir meine Band auch heute noch bestätigen wird. Aber das muss er auch nicht mehr. Mit einer Träne im Auge lasse ich diesen Traum los. Denn Dank einer vollen CD-Schublade, Dank Google und Alexa und weil selbst langweilige Radiosender manchmal eben doch wissen, was gut ist, darf ich deine Stimme zu jeder Zeit hören.
Gab es da überhaupt mal einen Song, den ich nicht spätestens im zweiten Refrain mitsingen konnte? Ich habe gewiss mehrere Lieblingsbands aber keine weitere mit gefühlt 100 Lieblingsliedern. Schade, dass ich nur bei einem einzigen Konzert von Dir war! Und so steht bezüglich solcher Versäumnisse mein großes ‚Hätte-Hätte‘ ganz still zwischen Dir und Michael Jackson, bis wir uns eines Tages Wiedersehen und mit Sicherheit den Himmel rocken werden. Ja, das klingt kitschig, aber selbst diesen Hauch von Kitsch, der manchen deiner Baladen beiwohnt, werde ich als Fan immer verteidigen. Denn er zeigt nur, dass in uns Musikern, trotz all der Coolness unserer Branche immer noch ein Herz schlägt, dass sich anrühren lässt.
Logisch, dass mir deine Lieder aus der seele gesprochen haben, als ich unkurierbar verknallt war und dann tief verletzt, weil die Liebe mir ihr hässliches Gesicht zeigte. Aber du konntest auch Sehnsüchte wecken; danach endlich eine Frau zu werden und Sexualität zu erleben, so sinnlich, wild und verrückt, wie du sie besungen hast.
Ich wünsche meiner Tochter, wenn sie heranwächst, auch eine so treue Weggefährtin in den vielen einsamen Pubertätsstunden unter ihrem Kopfhörer.
Und was bleibt heute? Es ist Deine Stimme – beim Aufräumen – beim Kartoffeln schälen – beim Weihnachtsbaum abschmücken – beim Work Out – beim Tanzen durchs Wohnzimmer mit meiner Tochter – beim Kuscheln auf der couch mit meinem Liebsten – beim leben eben.
I remember the time many years ago (especially in Poland that used to be a communist country behind the iron curtain) what kind of JOY it was was to wait for and to listen to one of Roxette songs either on the radio or MTV. It was like waiting for You to come to me... I remember my room full of your posters on wall and I do remember me dreaming to be at the concert which was simply impossible at that time. Many years after, I had a privilige and JOY to be at your concerts in Poland. Yes, time did change but your music, voice and passion has always been very touchy. Thank you for those moments in the past and thank you in advance for the moments in the future that it will be your music making them meaningful...
Marie's music saved my life. When I had just gone through the worst time in my life, I heard a Roxette song, 'June Afternoon', and I realised that the sun would shine in my life again.
A couple of years later I had the privilege of seeing Marie and Per perform live with Roxette in Melbourne, Australia. Marie was amazing. During a break in the songs, I screamed out 'WE LOVE YOU MARIE!!!' She turned to me and said, in her wonderful Swedish accent 'We love you too.'
Marie, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the light and happiness that you have brought into my life since childhood.
Love from Australia.
I can't believe she's gone... Her voice got through my school years. Beautiful woman, beautiful voice. I will always listen and remember her songs!
Since I met Roxette in the 80s until now, not a day goes by without my hearing or humming any of his songs, especially those sung by Marie. Her voice has been in my head all this time and my favorite, "So far away", will continue to sound and I will always sing it.
DECEMBER 9 2019, THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. LUV FROM PERTH WA.