- Publish Date
- Thursday, 1 December 2022, 8:59AM
Christine McVie, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 as the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist, has passed away.
The 79-year-old died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness, her family has revealed.
In a statement issued to social media, 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 record musician who was loved universally."
As well as working with Fleetwood Mac, McVie also released three solo albums.
Eight of her songs appeared on the band’s 1988 Greatest Hits album.
In 1998, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
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