Christine McVie, prolific songwriter and essential member of Fleetwood Mac, passes away.

Christine McVie, a member of the band Fleetwood Mac, passed away. Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of the band, announced the news on Twitter, describing her as a “dear sweet friend” and a “unique and soulful musician”. Neil Finn, who played with Fleetwood Mac in 2018, also paid tribute to her, calling her a “supremely gifted songwriter” and a “warm and wonderful friend”.

McVie was born Christine Perfect, and she married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie. She joined Fleetwood Mac at the start of the 1970s. The band became one of the world’s best known rock bands in the 1970s and ’80s.

In 2017, McVie told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs programme that she had developed agoraphobia after leaving the band. A statement by the band said of McVie: “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.”

By Evey Lovelace

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