Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies

Christine McVie, who was an important member of the band Fleetwood Mac throughout much of their run, is dead. She was 79.

A statement from the band read: “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly unique, 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.”

McVie’s family also released the following: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully in hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family. We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy during this extremely painful time, and we want everyone to hold Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible person and revered musician who was universally loved. RIP Christine McVie.”

Christine McVie’s first album with Fleetwood Mac was 1971’s “Future Games” and ran through 1995’s “Time.” She also appeared on two of their live albums, including 1997’s “The Dance.” McVie also released a handful of studio albums.

McVie was married to Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie from 1967 to 1976. The following year saw the release of the band’s most famous album, Rumors, on which McVie wrote or co-wrote some of its biggest songs, such as “Don’t Stop” , “Songbird” and “The Chain.” On the band’s other three best-known albums, the self-titled “Fleetwood Mac,” “Tusk,” and “Mirage,” McVie had songwriting credits totaling 15 tracks. McVie’s talents were so remarkable that she had a hand in writing almost half of the songs on the band’s 1988 “Greatest Hits” album.

In 1998, McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Fleetwood Mac.

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