Christine McVie, the singer for Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 79, her family said in a statement.

On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death,

they wrote in a statement on Facebook.

She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness.

She was in the company of her family.

Christine McVie

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.

There have been a lot of tributes to the famous musician. One fan wrote:

RIP Christine McVie. A truly talented musician who wrote some brilliant tunes for Fleetwood Mac, especially “Everywhere”

Christine McVie

Christine McVie just passed away. If this is how we’re rolling into 2023, I don’t want it. RIP to one of the most amazingly gifted musicians the world will ever know,

penned another.

While a third said:

Christine McVie was the unheralded yet most important member of Fleetwood Mac. The best musician in a band with Lindsey Buckingham, the best songwriter in a band with Stevie Nicks, and the stable presence for the most tumultuous band to ever exist. I am absolutely stunned.

Christine McVie

Christine McVie, along with Stevie Nicks, was the co-lead singer and keyboardist for the famous British-American band, which had hits like “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Everywhere.”

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Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac paid tribute to their bandmate by putting out a statement on Twitter that 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.”

 

McVie died just two years after Peter Green, the other co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, died at age 73.