He wrote: “Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dreams.
“And what a dream we eventually got to share!
“Thank you, Marie, thanks for everything. You were an outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer.
“Thanks for painting my black and white songs in the most beautiful colours. You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years.