We’ve lost a legend.
Singer-songwriter Christine McVie joined rock band Fleetwood Mac in 1970, just three years after the band formed.
Fleetwood Mac, 1970 pic.twitter.com/KKcr8Ccwdx
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She was a member of the band until 1998, but rejoined in 2014. From 1969-1976, Christine was married to Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie though they remained friendly and continued to work together.
christine and john mcvie, 1974 🌞 pic.twitter.com/a8j4HK3vtk
— libby :) (@70sappho) August 1, 2019
On November 30, Fleetwood Mac announce the passing of Christine with a statement on social media.
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” it read. “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.”
The statement continued, “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 missed.”
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) November 30, 2022
According to a statement from her family, “She died peacefully at a hospital in the company of her family” after a brief illness.
Besides her career with the legendary rock band, McVie was also a member of the blues band Chicken Shack and released two albums together. This was prior to her joining Fleetwood Mac. While with the band, she also released 3 solo albums and one collaborative album with former Fleetwood band member Lindsey Buckingham.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew Christine.