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Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson Dies After 17 Years Battling Cancer



Today, fans of the lead singer for the pop-rock duo Marie Fredriksson, Roxette, died at the age of 61.

Dimberg Jernberg Management, who manages Roxette, gave a press release regarding her death. She battled 17 years her cancer.

The management shared on Twitter her name, year of birth, and year of death. Roxette has been for her song “It Must Have Been Love” from the soundtrack of the blockbuster Pretty Woman, a 1990’s movie starred by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The ballad was so powerful that it got certified gold in 6 countries and a block of platinum in Australia. The song proves to be the most memorable hits in those years.

Fredriksson and her groupmate Per Gessle also sung songs, and three of them got the top spot in the US. These are “Listen to Your Heart,” “Joyride,” and “The Look.”

Fredriksson first learned about her brain tumor in 2002 and have gone under aggressive treatment. It almost took its toll but was successful at the end. On the other hand, one eye was blinded, and she had limited hearing and mobility and couldn’t read or even write. After the treatment, she couldn’t talk for a long time. But she was still brave enough to overcome all these and gradually also went back to the stage.

Gessle shared on his Twitter her photo with the caption, “Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days+nights in my tiny apartment sharing impossible dreams. And what a dream we eventually got to share! I’m honored to have met your talent+generosity. All my love goes to you+your family. Things will never be the same.”

He also thanked her for everything. “You were an outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer,” he said in a statement. “Thanks for painting my black and white songs in the most beautiful (colors). You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years.”

Boy George also sent his condolences through Twitter and said Marie Fredriksson from Roxette has died after a battle with cancer. RIP RIP and condolences to her family, friends, and fans. I hate f* cancer!!

Fredriksson was born in Sweden in got her first breakthrough in 1984. Roxette gained international fame with their albums “Look Sharp” and “Joyride” in 1988 and 1991 consecutively.

Overall, this duo sold more than 80 million records all over the world and went on world tours. Right next to ABBA, they were the best-known band. They even received a royal award from Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden.

She left a husband, Mikael Bolyos, and two children, Josefin and Oscar.
“Marie leaves us a grand musical legacy. Her amazing voice – both strong and sensitive – and her magical live performances will be remembered by all of us who was lucky enough to witness them,” her management company further released. “But we also remember a wonderful person with a huge appetite for life, and a woman with a huge heart who cared for everybody she met.”

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart



BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.


PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”



Death after unmasked arrest - Mexico Floyd

Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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