Fleetwood Mac co-lead vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie dies at 79

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Thursday, 1 December 2022, 8:48AM

Christine McVie who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 as the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist, has died.

The 79-year-old passed away peacefully in her sleep following a short illness her family has revealed.

In a statement issued to Instagram the her family said, “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death.

“She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday November 30, 2022, following a short illness,” they added that she was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

“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 recerd musician who was loved universally.”

They signed the post off by saying “RIP Christine McVie.”

McVie has a long history in music, and as well as working with Fleetwood Mac she has also released three solo albums.

Meanwhile, eight of her songs appeared on the band’s 1988 Greatest Hits album, and in 1998, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and was published here with permission

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