Christine McVie, co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at age 79.
According to TMZ,Christine’s family shared a statement:
“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.”
McVie married Fleetwood Mac bass player John McVie and then joined the band in 1970, three years after the band formed in 1967. She also released a few albums as a solo artist and won two Grammys in her lifetime.
She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood Mac in 1998.
She also announced in 1998 that she was leaving the band, noting that she suffered from panic attacks throughout her career, resulting in her ultimately leaving.
However, she re-joined the band before the On with the Show tour in 2014.
Fleetwood Mac released a statement as well:
“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.”