One of the most central members of Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie passed away at the age of 79 today. The band had this message for fans and her family:

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. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.

Fleetwood Mac

McVie joined the band in 1970 and became a co-lead vocalist and keyboardist for the group, helping them to their absolute peak in the ’70s with albums like Tusk, Rumors, and Fleetwood Mac. She also had a solo career that was very successful. She rejoined Fleetwood Mac after a hiatus in the 1980s for the album Tango In The Night, which kicked off a second wave of popularity for the band. She and the rest of the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.

She wrote many of the band’s biggest hits including “Don’t Stop”, “You Make Loving Fun”, and “Little Lies”.

She was born July 12, 1943 in England. She grew up as a musician and began studying the piano at the age of 11. Her family released the following statement:

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.

Join us in celebrating the life and music of Christine McVie, crank up whatever your favorite Fleetwood Mac album is.

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