Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie has died aged 79

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Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie has died aged 79

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Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie has passed away aged 79, her family have confirmed in a statement.

"On behalf of Christine McVie's family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine's death," they wrote in a statement on Facebook.

"She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness.

"She was in the company of her family.

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"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."

Tributes have come flooding in for the music icon, with one fan writing: "RIP Christine McVie. A truly talented musician who wrote some brilliant tunes for Fleetwood Mac, especially "Everywhere"

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Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo

"Christine McVie just passed away. If this is how we’re rolling into 2023, I don’t want it. RIP to one of the most amazingly gifted musicians the world will ever know," penned another.

While a third said: "Christine McVie was the unheralded yet most important member of Fleetwood Mac. The best musician in a band with Lindsey Buckingham, the best songwriter in a band with Stevie Nicks, and the stable presence for the most tumultuous band to ever exist. I am absolutely stunned."

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Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

McVie was the co-lead vocalist - along with Stevie Nicks - and keyboardist in the iconic British-American band, which was responsible for smash hits including 'Dreams', 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Everywhere'.

Their iconic Rumours album, released in 1977, went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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Credit: FleetwoodMac/Twitter

Paying tribute to their bandmate, Fleetwood Mac released a statement on Twitter, writing: "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.”

McVie's passing comes just two years after Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green died aged 73.

Topics: Celebrity, Music

Chloe Rowland
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