Fleetwood Mac’s vocalist and keyboardist, Christine McVie dies at 79, following an acute illness. The songwriter’s family announced the sad news in 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. RIP Christine McVie.”
Fleetwood Mac members also shared their condolences, “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.”
Christine McVie began her musical journey with Sounds of Blue. They had released two albums together: 1968’s 40 Blue Fingers Freshly Packed & Ready to Serve and 1969’s O.K. Ken? She then joined Fleetwood Mac and made music history, sharing memorable songs like “Dreams” and 1978’s Grammy Award-winning album Rumours. 1995’s Time was her last album with the band, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.