Earlier today it was announced that Fleetwood Mac co-vocalist Christine McVie passed away after a short illness. She was 79.
The band announced McVie’s passing, “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.”
After joining Fleetwood Mac in 1970, McVie played a role in writing (or completely wrote) some of their biggest songs, including “Don’t Stop,” “Little Lies,” “You Make Loving Fun,” and “Say You Love Me.”
Born in England, McVie was touring with her band Chicken Shack, which would tour with Fleetwood Mac. She married Fleetwood Mac’s bassist John McVie and joined the band as a keyboardist. She left the band in 1998, but returned in 2014.
In addition to her material with Fleetwood Mac, McVie released solo material and was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. McVie died “peacefully” at a hospital surrounded by her family.