The singer died following a long cancer battle.

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61, it has been confirmed.

The Swedish super star achieved global success in the 1990s with hits including The Look, Listen to Your Heart and It Must Have Been Love.

A statement said the singer had died on Tuesday, 9 December “following a 17-year long battle with cancer”.

“You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years,” her bandmate Per Gessle said.

“Things will never be the same.”