Lindsey Buckingham pens solemn tribute to his late "soulmate" Christine McVie

Publish Date
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 3:56PM

Following the tragic news that Christine McVie passed away, aged 79, after a short illness, tributes have continued to pour in for the Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist

And now Lindsey Buckingham has joined his former bandmate, Stevie Nicks, in honouring the legendary musician.

Taking to social media, Buckingham shared a handwritten note, calling McVie "a soul mate."

"Christine McVie's sudden passing is profoundly heartbreaking. Not only were she and I part of the magical family of Fleetwood Mac, to me, Christine was a musical comrade, a friend, a soul mate, a sister," he penned.

"For over four decades, we helped each other create a beautiful body of work and a lasting legacy that continues to resonate today."

He added: "I feel very lucky to have known her. Though she will be deeply missed, her spirit will live on through that body of work and that legacy."

Buckingham and McVie released a duo album together in 2017.

He was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018 and underwent open-heart surgery the following year.

His final live event with McVie was in January 2018 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall as part of the Recording Academy’s Musicares Person Of The Year event.

McVie died last Wednesday morning in hospital, where she was surrounded by family and friends.

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