Marie Fredriksson (born May 30, 1958 – died December 09, 2019) is a Swedish Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, and Painter from Össjö. She is best known for being the other half of the pop-rock band named “Roxette” along with Per Gessle.
It was a Swedish pop rock and soft rock duo formed in 1986. Furthermore, they released their debut studio album “Pearls of Passion” (1986). The duo rose to international fame after the release of their breakthrough album “Look Sharp!”.
It was their second studio album which came out on October 21, 1988. Later, their third album “Joyride” (published in 1991) also became a huge hit. Roxette achieved nineteen US Hot 100 hits and UK Top 40 hits back in the early 1990s.
Some of their famous works are “Joyride”, “Dressed for Success”, “Dangerous”, “Listen to Your Heart”, “Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!”, “Room Service”, “Fading Like a Flower”, etc.
Moreover, Roxette won numerous awards including BMI Pop Awards, WMA – Bestselling Scandinavian artist, Fono Music Award, Silver Bravo Otto (Germany), Gold Bravo Otto, and much more.
As a solo artist, she made debut with her first studio album Het vind which came out on September 20, 1984. Fredriksson’s various popular projects are Den sjunde vågen (1986), Efter stormen (1987), Den ständiga resan (1992), I en tid som vår (1996), The Change (2004), Min bäste vän (2006), and Nu! (2013).
On December 09, 2019, Marie Fredriksson died at the age of 61 due to complications during the operation of a brain tumor.
Early Life, Parents & Education
The artist’s birthday falls on the 30th of May and Marie Fredriksson was born in 1958 in Össjö, Sweden. Hence, she aged 61 years old, as of 2019. The singer’s father “Charles Gösta Fredriksson” worked as a postman and her mother “Inez Dagmar Fredriksson” was a worker in a factory.
Marie whose real full birth name is Gun-Marie Fredriksson had older four siblings. She had three sisters named Ulla-Britt, Anna-Lisa & Tina Fredriksson and a brother Sven Arne Fredriksson. Marie was the youngest member of the family.
Anna-Lisa passed away at the young of 20 after her car collided and crushed by a tanker truck. During an interview, the singer told that her sister went to buy her engagement dress at the time of her death.
Moreover, she also faced a much difficult time financially during her childhood. Her parents often left them alone at home while they worked. At this time, she learned to sing and play musical instruments with the help of friends & siblings.
Marriage with Spouse Mikael Bolyos & Children
The 61-years-old Gun-Marie Fredriksson started a romantic relationship with her then-boyfriend, Mikael Bolyos (keyboardist) in 1992. Earlier, the couple first met each other during the Australian leg of “Join The Joyride!” in December 1991.
In May 1994, she married her husband Edmund Mikael Bolyos in a private ceremony. Their wedding ceremony was only attended by the couple’s immediate family members. She didn’t invite her duo Gessie and his wife.
This decision of Marie also became a source of tension between them. Furthermore, Bolyos and the singer had two children together.
On 29 April 1993, the former pair welcomed their first child, a daughter Inez Josefin Bolyos. Later, on 26 November 1996, Gun-Marie gave birth to their son Oscar Mikael Bolyos.
|Real Full Birth Name||Gun-Marie Fredriksson.|
|Stage name||Marie Fredriksson.|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, and Painter.|
|Famous for||forming pop-rock duo Roxette alongside Per Gessle in 1986.|
|Age (How old, as of 2019)||61 years old.|
|Date of Birth||May 30, 1958.|
|Date of Death||December 09, 2019.|
|Current Residence||Djursholm, Sweden.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Gemini.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realroxette/
|Debut||Studio Album: Het vind (20 September 1984).
Live Album: Äntligen Live! (5 March 2003).
Collaborative Album: Den flygande holländaren (3 November 1988).
|Albums||1. Het vind (1984).
2. Den sjunde vågen (1986).
3. ... Efter stormen (1987).
4. Den ständiga resan (1992).
5. I en tid som vår (1996).
6. The Change (2004).
7. Min bäste vän (2006).
8. Nu! (2013).
|Various Other albums||1. Äntligen Live!
2. Den flygande holländaren.
3. A Family Affair.
4. Kärlekens guld.
5. Äntligen – Sommarturné.
|Awards||1. Five Rockbjörnen Awards.
2. Two Swedish Grammy Awards.
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 61 Kg.
Pounds: 131 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||36-27-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||6.|
|Parents||Father: Charles Gösta Fredriksson.
Mother: Inez Dagmar Fredriksson.
|Siblings||Brother: Sven Arne Fredriksson.
Sister: 1. Ulla-Britt Fredriksson.
2. Anna-Lisa Fredriksson.
3. Tina Fredriksson.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Mikael "Micke" Bolyos.|
|Dating History?||Love Affair with her boyfriend Stefan Dernbrandt.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and Deep Purple.|
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Spending time with family, Traveling and Watching Movies.|
|Favorite Food||French Cuisine.|
|Source of Income||Releasing Albums, Conducting Tours, Brand Endorsements, Collaborating with Other Artists, and much more.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$55 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Marie Fredriksson
- She earned a degree after the singer enrolled in a music school in the Svalöv Municipality at the age of 17.
- After graduating in 1977, the singer moved to Halmstad and worked in theatre.
- Later, she started to perform in the local indie music scene.
- As per the source, Marie got inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Deep Purple.
- The artist also remained a member and founder of the punk group Strul.
- How tall: Marie Fredriksson stood a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighed around 61 kg.
- In fact, Marie launched the group along with her then-partner Stefan Dernbrandt in 1978.
- In 1981, they started to gain fan-following and performed on various Swedish music television programs.
- Furthermore, the late artist began her solo career in 1983 and recorded her debut album from December 1983 to June 1984.
- She fueled an estimated net worth of $55 million US Dollars through her songs, albums, tours, event appearances, stage performances, producing albums, and much more.