Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac passed away at 79 years old. Christine McVie, a singer for Fleetwood Mac, passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 79.
The musician died peacefully at the hospital while being attended by family, according to a statement posted to McVie’s official Instagram account.
We are informing you of Christine McVie’s passing with a heavy heart on behalf of her family, the statement said.
“She was with her family at the time. Please respect the family’s right to privacy during this incredibly difficult time. We also ask that you keep Christine in your thoughts as you honor her life as a remarkable human being and a revered musician who was adored by all. Godspeed, Christine McVie.”
On McVie’s Instagram page, Fleetwood Mac also posted a statement. It said, “No words can adequately express how sad we are to learn of Christine McVie’s passing. She was truly exceptional, special, and incredibly talented.”
“In addition to being the best friend anyone could have, she was also the best musician anyone could have in their band. Being able to live with her was such a blessing.”
“We all loved Christine very much and are grateful for the wonderful memories we have of her. She is going to be sorely missed.”
Some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, such as “Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” “Say You Love Me,” “Songbird,” and “Don’t Stop,” were written by the British vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist.
In a band known for its frequent lineup changes and erratic personalities, particularly that of fellow singer-songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, McVie was a constant presence and personality.
The band was a constant source of fascination for fans during its most successful commercial years, from 1975 to 1980, when it sold tens of millions of records and turned its own struggles into catchy, compelling songs.
The divorce of McVie and bassist John McVie, as well as that of Nicks and Buckingham, was famously detailed in the 1977 album “Rumours,” which went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted drummer Mick Fleetwood’s Fleetwood Mac in 1998. Fleetwood Mac was co-founded in 1967. Many other hit singles by the group, such as “Dreams,” “Go