Family members have reported that Christine McVie, lead singer for Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 79 after a brief illness.
More than 100 million copies of their albums were sold throughout the globe since the band’s inception in London in 1967, making them one of the best-selling bands in history. Dreams, Go Your Own Way, and Everywhere are three of their most well-known tracks.
A statement from her family stated: “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, following a short illness.”
“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.”
Despite its troubled past, Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks became one of the most popular rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s.
McVie’s passing is just two years after that of Peter Green, the 73-year-old co-founder of Fleetwood Mac.
One of the best-selling albums of all time, Rumours was published in 1977 and included the Top 40 songs “Second Hand News” and “You Make Loving Fun.” The album as a whole sold over 40 million copies throughout the globe, and numerous individual songs were certified platinum. McVie noted, “we were having a blast and it felt incredible to us that we were writing those songs”.
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