Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie passes away at age 79.
Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie passes away at age 79. According to her family, Christine McVie, a member of Fleetwood Mac and the author of several of their most well-known songs, passed away at the age of 79.
Little Lies, Everywhere, Don’t Stop, Say You Love Me, and Songbird is all hits that were written by the British singer-songwriter. In the presence of her family, she passed away peacefully at a hospital, according to a statement.
After 28 years, McVie left Fleetwood Mac in 1998, but he later came back.
In their statement, the family asked that everyone remember Christine as “an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally.”
Christine Perfect, who later married bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac, became a member of the band in 1971. In the 1970s and 1980s, Fleetwood Mac was one of the most well-known rock bands in the world.
With more than 40 million copies sold worldwide, their 1977 album Rumours, which was influenced by the splits of the McVies and the band’s other couple, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
One of the eight band members inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 was McVie.
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She retired to Kent the following year, announcing her departure from the band due to a fear of flying, following the success of their live album The Dance.
But during a one-time performance with the band at London’s O2 in 2013, she rediscover her love of performing and decided to rejoin them.
“It was incredible as if I had never left. The same familiar faces were on stage when I got back up there, she said at the time, according to the Guardian newspaper.
She revealed in 2017 that after leaving the band, she had developed agoraphobia on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs program.
The band said of McVie in a statement: “We were so lucky to have a life with her.
“Both individually and collectively, we deeply loved Christine and are grateful for the wonderful memories we have. She is going to be sorely missed.