Christine McVie, singer-songwriter and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac, has died at 79 following a short illness.
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” the band said in a statement posted on Twitter this afternoon. Continuing, “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.”
McVie was a longtime member in the band, propelling them into multi-platinum success with iconic lines in global hits such as “Don’t Stop,” “Songbird,” “Little Lies, and “Everywhere.”
Her family released a 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… 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.”