61 is no age. She has been sick long. I saw them live three times '86, '95 and the last time in 2015. Marie was singing sitting on a chair. They had to help her to walk on and off the stage. The voice was not as strong as it used to be but what can you expect. But the glow was there. Her last tour..
Per Gessle said this to a newspaper here: (Translated the best I could): "Time goes by so fast. It feels like just recently when Marie and I sat in my little apartment in Halmstad and shared dreams. And what a fantastic dream we got to share! Thank you Marie, thank you for EVERYTHING. You were a truly unique musician, a singer on a level we will hardly ever experience again. You painted my black and white songs with the most beautiful colors. You were a wonderful friend for over forty years. I am proud, honored and happy to have shared so much of your time, your talent, your warmth, generosity and humor. All my love for you and your family. Things will never be the same.”