Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie passes away at age 79.

Christine McVie performing with Fleetwood Mac at the SAP Center on November 25, 2014


Christine McVie performing with Fleetwood Mac at the SAP Center on November 25, 2014


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.

British singer-songwriter Little Lies, Everywhere, Don’t Stop, Say You Love Me, and Songbird are just a few of the songs she wrote that became hits.

In the presence of her family, she passed away quietly in a hospital, according to a statement.

After 28 years, McVie departed Fleetwood Mac in 1998, but he later came back.

In their statement, the family asked that everyone remember Christine as “an amazing human being, and acclaimed musician who was adored internationally.”

Christine Perfect, who was born, wed the bassist for Fleetwood Mac, John McVie, and joined the band at the beginning of 1970s.

Fleetwood Mac became one of the world’s best known rock bands in the 1970s and ’80s.

Their 1977 album Rumours – inspired by the break-ups of the McVies and the band’s other couple, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks – became one of the biggest selling of all time, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide.


The songbird behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits


McVie was one of eight members of the band inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.


In the same year, after the success of their live album The Dance, she retired to Kent, saying a fear of flying meant she was leaving the band.


But she rediscovered her love of performing at a one-off appearance with the group at London’s O2 arena in 2013 and returned to them a year later.


“It was amazing, like I’d never left. I climbed back on there again and there they were, the same old faces on stage,” she told the Guardian newspaper at the time.


In 2017 she told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs programme that she had developed agoraphobia after leaving the band.


A statement by the band said of McVie: “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.”



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