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 grew up with Marie's voice and will always have her music in my heart. I remember how my brother brought home a cassette with the Joyride album and my life changed forever. I am happy that I fulfilled my biggest dream to listen to her live in Sofia in 2011. And then the last time just few years ago. I am crushed. Marie will remain the Greatest! Lots of love from Bulgaria!
Thank you for the beautiful music. Rest in peace x
I discovered Roxette when i was about 10years old, since than i always lived with Roxette music, now i’m near 30, and so heartbroken, glad i was lucky enough to see her perform couple times, wish for her family stay strong, she will always be with all of us, she changed the world. Rest in peace Marie!
Marie was my first female influence in my teenage years. She was always so funny and upbeat in interviews even though they were 20+ years old when I was 13. She and Per were perfect together and she will always be the reason why I dared to have short hair and love everyone as she was always so lovely and full of love and spirit. May it go on forever.
Floss, lifelong Roxette fan
A beautiful woman, a mentor for many, will be truly missed, very blessed I saw her live in concert, twice in Melbourne Australia. Sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans...RIP...things will never be the same
An angel in the sky. Only that hope can comfort the hearts of those who listen to your sweet and powerful voice, which reaches us to the soul in each song. Goodbye dear Marie, I will never stop remembering you, you will live in the hearts of those who have admired you for a lifetime.
I’ve only been to their first 2 concerts here in Australia. At the Crash! Boom! Bang! Concert, I managed to give Marie a rose. She just looked dead straight at me and smiled. I’ll never forget that moment? I’ve idolised Roxette since high school. I’m 47 now. Absolutely shattered she’s gone?
Roxette has been a part of my life since 1988. Marie's voice has touched me so much that I was inspired to get her swedish solo albums even though I don't know swedish. I've had the absolute pleasure of seeing her both times they came to California. Those memories will always live on in my heart. My thoughts, condolences and best wishes are with her entire family. Warmly, Dusty.
How do you say good bye to a lifetime of music memories. I feel vulnerable right now. As our lives fade away like flowers, we realise that life is a joyride. We just need to learn to love it all. Yes many times love is over, but our love for music will always remain. Roxette forever.
Roxette har följt mig genom livet. De har betytt och betyder oerhört mycket för mig. Det var min bror som introducerade detta fantastiska band för mig. Innan tyckte jag allt min bror lyssnade på var de bästa eftersom jag är lillasyster. Men med Roxette fick jag mina första och största idoler. När jag fyllde 11år (Augusti 1993) fick jag äntligen en egen CD spelare och min brors välspelade Tourism skiva med Roxette, som hade ett hack i sig. Det är fortfarande en av mina lyckligaste dagar.
Tack för den fantastiska musiken den kommer alltid leva!
Sov gott Marie Fredriksson ❤❤❤
It just happened... exactly 31 years ago, when I first heard them, her... And for 31 years they are my favorite band and will be... Music was and is their life, without scandals they've become what they are... Their songs are the only thing that made them being respected, loved by their loyal fans, and recognized as most popular Swedish artists...
And it just happened that Marie left us, but songs she sang, both as Roxette and as solo artist, will for sure live on for a long long...
Rest in peace you strong lady, for you've been battling 17 years with horrible disease yet you found strength to record and perform until recent. It's time for you to rest, dear Marie...
Losing you... things will never be the same... ❤️?
May you rest in peace, Marie. You brought joy to so many lives, which you probably never knew. You colored so many youths wonderfully bright, which you probably never knew. God bless you and your family. We will miss you but keep you in our hearts,
Los conocí en 1992, cuando tenia 12 años. Desde alli sigo a Roxette hasta el dia de hoy. Marie era su lider, carismatica y con una voz unica. Fue el alma de Roxette. La vi las 2 ultimas veces que vinieron a buenos aires en el luna pak y fue un regalo que medió la vida. Hoy la lloro, fue parte de mi adomesencia, juventud y madures. Una parte de mi vida se va con ella. Hizo que mi juventud sea algo lindo para recordar. Dios los bendiga. Marie eterna en el recuerdo de todos sus fans. Una estrella mas en el cielo. Eterna en sus canciones. Saludo simencioso desde ARGENTINA?❤
I loved Marie’s voice. The world lost an amazing talent. She will be greatly missed.
I had the pleasure of attending one of your shows and Auckland New Zealand I grew up listening to your music and you will be sadly missed you had such an amazing voice gone but not forgotten rest in peace
A part of my childhood died with you.
Thank you for the lyrics, the music and the insipiration. What a voice! Thank you for helping me SURVIVE my teenage years. You have accompanied my most beautiful memories!
Our paths only crossed 3 times during your short life: Wembley arena (London 1996), Virgin store (NYC 2000) and Rogers arena (Vancouver 2012).
RIP Marie Fredriksson. "Things will never be the same"; you are the "Queen of Rain"??
So many teenage memories are associated with Marie Fredriksson’s vocals... I along with many others shed quite a few tears when you walked out on stage at Rod laver Arena back in 2015, what we saw that night was pure inspiration, determination, resilience... So frail, vulnerable yet so strong.
Today we shed those tears again and we celebrate everything you have given us, thank you.
My sweet angel voice, I discovered you when I was 11 years old, in an old TV listening and watching She's got the Look...after that you and Roxette changed my life forever and kept me reswarded from what my life was going to turn at 12 and so on....you saved me..you will sing with me in my heart until the end of my days!! Enjoy the Joyride Lovely Marie, Love Per, Love Roxette.
Beautiful things are coming our way.
Thank you for being such a big part of my life. Rest in peace.