Lill-Babs has died at the age of 80

Barbro Svensson, better know as Lill-Babs, has passed away today at the age of 80.
Her daughter, Malin Bergman, who Lill-Babs got together with famous singer and Melodifestivalen participant Lasse Berghagen, let the world know on her instagram account that her beloved mother has died today after a short period of illness.
Lill-Babs came to the ER with heart failure but while there, the doctors discovered a malign tumor. Those two conditions combined were too heavy on her. Her family has been around her all the time while she was in the hospital and this morning she passed away.

Now she’s reunited with mama Brita, says daughter Malin:

Vår älskade mamma, syster, mormor, gammelmormor, faster och moster har nu somnat in lugnt och stilla efter en kort tids sjukdom. Hennes hjärta har slagit många sköna slag för publiken, familjen, kollegorna och vännerna men nu får det vila. Mamma kom in akut för hjärtsvikt och då upptäcktes en elakartad cancer. En kombination som blev för tuff för vår så annars envisa och starka mamma. Familjen har varit runt mamma varje dag sedan hon kom till sjukhuset och hon somnade in lugnt och stilla idag på förmiddagen. Nu vilar hennes själ hos mamma Brita. Nu behöver vi i familjen vår tid för vår sorg och ber att den respekteras. Kärlek ❤️ Monica, Malin, Kristin och familjen. ”Nu går sista visan, dig vill jag sjunga för. Vi behöver varandra, du och jag och dom andra, som står utanför. Så låt den sista strofen, bli till en sång vi minns. Tack för att jag får ha dig. Tack för att alla finns!” En hälsning från Mamma till hennes älskade publik finns i min profil. ❤️

Een bericht gedeeld door Malin Berghagen (@mberghagen) op

Lill-Babs was an icon in the Swedish music industry with a career spanning over more than six decades and still singing and making (musical) public appearances until very recently. One of her most popular hits was ‘Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran?’ (Are you still in love with me, Klas-Göran?). She has done everything there is to do in show business from making albums to musicals, acting and presenting but Eurovision fans might know her best from her 1961 entry representing her native Sweden, ‘April, april’:

Countless people, from fellow Eurovision artists and close friends Siw Malmkvist (Sweden 1960 & Germany 1969) and Lill Lindfors (Sweden 1966 and 1985 host) to the king of Sweden, Carl-Gustaf XVI, have expressed their sadness and condolences and remember her as a warm and youthful personality who always managed to make everyone around her happy!

Rest in Peace, Lill-Babs.
Lots of strength and condolences to Barbro’s family and friends.

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