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”
Tack för alla sånger, konserter och minnen fina Marie. <3
Thank you so much for your music. RIP
Dear Marie, You and Per were my Abba replacement at a time when I needed those strong Swedish accented lyrics. Marie, your voice was my replacement for Agnetha, when Abba stopped recording, and you have been there for me ever since. I shall miss you so much. Thinking of you always, Ian x
Всю свою молодость с упоением слушала нежные, чувственные баллады Roxette, и продолжаю наслаждаться голосом ангела по имени Мари. Не могу говорить о ней в прошедшем времени, особенно сегодня, в день ее рождения. Божественный дар, редкая неподдельная женская красота, необ'ятная душа, верность настоящей дружбе и любви, прекрасная жена и мама - это все ты, Мари! Спасибо тебе за то, что научила весь мир "слушать свое сердце"... Ты в наших сердцах, пока жив этот мир!
His songs influenced me through lyrics that sometimes fit with my daily life, in addition to giving me a lot of joy and lightness in the face of such a rough, malicious and difficult world. Your pace has always had a lot to do with me. His departure, although mild and sadly inevitable, was impressive. It leaves a huge gap and a feeling that we are orphans, but not hopeless, as there is a lot of strength behind his romantic verses and always looking forward to a better, fun and simple tomorrow.
Thank you very much, Marie!
Thank you for the music !
Dear Marie, everytime, I hear your music, I remember of my youth.
Now you will sing with the angels.
Good buye !
I LOVED so MUCH your wonderful and powerful voice, i always LOVED ROXETTE since the first time i heard THE LOOK single.WHAT a bomb!!!
It was love at first sight.
Marie, i will miss you. THANKS for your beautiful songs and records.I will keep them with me like precious tresures.
Another piece of my youth has gone away with you. RIP.
My beautiful girl with the voice of an angel. You left us too soon. Rest.
Marie, what a truely talented artist you are. Your music brought joy and memories to fans across the globe. Thank you for all the years of great music. You are and will be truely missed.
Serás mí leyenda musical amada Marie, eternamente agradecido por cada cosa mínima que aprendí de vos para hacer lo máximo que has generado en mí...
Personalmente me siento identificado por vos, desde hoy siendo grande como cuando era muy adolescente seguiré enamorado de Rox, de tú voz, de tú música y de tú larga lucha:
tú esencia, tús virtudes, tú espíritu.
Jamás te olvidaré, aún te lloro, mís lágrimas por vos serán el camino que me guiará, gracias por tanto...
Gracias Per, gracias a todo el staff por que soy un humilde fan desde mís 14 años!
Roxette Florecer! ❤️
Everyone around always knew what your music ment to me. Even now, 30+ years since, same music is played in my car, in my head, in my heart... My lifelong wish to attend your concert live never came true, but I feel like it doesn't make me any less worth in the line of your funs... Rest in peace Marie, you will always be remembered!
I just want to thank you for all of the truly wonderful memories that you have given to me over the years of my life. From my childhood right up until now. I cried like a baby when I heard the sad news of your passing, it still hurts now. Odd how someone can feel so sad over someone they have never met. But I guess it just shows the impact that you and Per have had on me over the decades. I'm sure I speak for many fans on that one. I hope that you are now a peace Marie. I love you and I'll never forget you. How I wish things had turned out different for you. You leave behind a wonderful legacy though and memories that will last all of your fans a lifetime. And even when we have left this earth what you achieved will live on through your music and voice. RIP Marie, we love you xxxxx
From the moment I heard Marie’s voice, I was enamored and it continues to brighten my world to this day. I cannot remember the last day that did not include a Roxette song 🙂
My life has had so many Roxette connections: one of the first CDs I owned, hearing It Must Have Been Love on Prom night, living in Minneapolis, sharing a birthday with Pelle, discovering Balladas en Espanol (on tape!) while living in Mexico, and my only Roxette concert in a Canadian city my partner’s ancestors helped found.
Thank you Marie. The world was blessed to have you in it and you are sorely missed. Please rest peacefully, knowing that your inspirational spirit, powerful voice, and beautiful smile will live on in the many lives you touched. You simply made the world a better place.
with deepest love,
Dear Roxette, dear Per and especially dear Marie.
With your music, I grew up and I miss you all and your music so much.
Dear Marie, please sleep well and watch over your beautiful life with all the music you made.
You became a legend for me and the memories from the two great and powerful concerts in Munich and Ingolstadt will never go out of my head.
I miss you so much!
Andy from Munich (Germany).
I will never forget you, Roxette! You will ever have a place in my heart!
A great friend of mine gave me a Roxette cassette, the rest is history.
My last concert with my oldest son and good friend was in Adelaide. Sitting just 5 rows back, centre stage; it was unbelievable!
Marie was an amazing talent and a beautiful soul.
Thanks a lot for your great music. It will still lives on! R.I.P. Marie.
I remember first time I discovered Roxette and consequently music. I was about 12-13 years old. It was a video on TV of Listen to your Heart. I was impressed for the image of Marie, it looked an angel for me. I also got touched by how that sounded. After that, first thing I did it was go to the shop and buy the latest. That was Joyride album in cassette tape. I listened to those songs one time and another. Later, the rest of albums came. I loved how it sounded and I still do.
Roxette is part of my youth and my life. What you did is great.
Thanks Per. Thanks Marie, rest in peace.
I regularly played several of the bands beautiful ballads on my sound system and loved listening to her fantastic voice, full of energy.
Even though I didn't follow the band on social media regularly, I found myself quite sad and had chills on my arms as I recently read that she was no longer with us.
My wife and I were fortunate to see the band In Edmonton several years ago and were impressed with her obvious passion to sing, even though her health had already started to take a downward turn.
Peace be with her.