Christine Perfect McVie, one of the cornerstone members of Fleetwood Mac during the band’s 50+ years has died. She was 79 years old.
McVie was said to died peacefully at a hospital with her family beside her.
The family issued the following statement on social media: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”
McVie is best known for being the singer-songwriter and keyboard player behind songs such as Don’t Stop, You Make Loving Fun, Everywhere, Little Lies, and Say You Love Me. It was back in 1969 when Christine married bassist Fleetwood Mac John McVie and subsequently joined Fleetwood Mac. The band reached its height of popularity with 1977’s Rumours album. During that time, it saw the breakup of the McVies marriage as well as the relationship between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. McVie remained with the band through 1998 where she retired. She returned to the band 16 years later in 1994.
In a statement, Fleetwood Mac said: “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.“
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