An acclaimed Fleetwood Mac Rockband singer, songwriter, and keyboardist, Christine McVie sadly passed away on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at the age of 79. She was listed as a member of Fleetwood Mac in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and rewarded with a Brit Award for her outstanding work in music. Christine may have left us but her legacy will be told.
Keep reading to know more about this legendary personality, including who she was, her career, how she died, the cause of her death, tributes for her passing, and many more.
Who Was Christine McVie?
Christine Anne Perfect, known professionally as Christine McVie was born on 12 July 1943, in Bout, Lancashire, England. She has been singing and playing piano since her teenage years. Apart from her classical training, she used to hear early rock records by Fats Domino and others. McVie was very fond of playing piano since the age of four.
While pursuing her primary education, at the Moseley School of Art, she came in touch with several members of Britain’s famous blue scene. When she was in her 20s, McVie joined the band Chicken Shack, where she worked as a piano player. She was inspired by Fleetwood Mac, while touring with Chicken Sack, both bands often met to discuss more on their upcoming projects.
In 1970, she joined the Fleetwood group and married John McVie. She was known for her solo albums such as Don’t Stop, Little Lies, and, Everywhere. Christine first came into the limelight when she features on the charts as a member of the British blues-rock combo Chicken Shack.
She features as the lead artist on the No. 14 U.K. songs like the band’s 1969 cover of American vocalist Etta James’ 1967 R&B number and “I’d Rather Go Blind. Later, Christine was awarded best female vocalist by the British weekly Melody Maker in 1969-70.
She made her debut with Future Games in 1971, then she became a vital face of Fleetwood Mac’s sound. She has constantly been praised for her soulful vocals and keyboards. McVie produced more hits for Fleetwood Mac as compared to Nicks or Buckingham.
Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album, Over My Head and Say You Love Me written by McVie, gained too much recognition from the listeners. Then they rolled out yet another album, titled, “Rumours”, which is released in 1977. ‘Rumours’ became one of the best-selling albums of all time and sold over 40 million copies worldwide with several multi-platinum tracks.
Christine left Fleetwood Mac Rock Band after 28 years in 1998 but she again returned in 2014.
How Did Christine McVie Die? Cause of Her Death
Renowned English musician, Christine McVie died peacefully on November 30th at a hospital surrounded by her family members. The specific cause of her death is not yet disclosed at the time of writing, but reportedly, she died due to a “short illness”.
Her family announced her death on Facebook. They mentioned, she died at a hospital but they did not reveal its location or give the cause of death.
Earlier this year, In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ms. McVierevealed she was in “below par health” and she had problems with her back.No other details were immediately provided, but we assure you, as soon as we get information regarding her demise, we’ll keep you posted.
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Tributes for Christine McVie
The band paid tribute to the singer-songwriter, Christine McVie in a statement via Twitter on Wednesday night following news of her death. “We are wordless at the sudden passing of Christine McVie. She was truly a pioneer, special, and talented beyond measure.”
The band also pointed out, “Christine McVie was the best musician anyone we have in our band and one of the best friends anyone could have in their life”.
Steve Nickstears out and posted a picture of handwritten notes:
Joe Newberry tweeted a poem in remembrance of Christine McVie, saying, “I recall the friends Of my childhood days As I face the steepened hill. Some have gone. Some are here. All are with me still.
I recall the friends— Joe Newberry (@JoeNewberry) November 11, 2022
Of my childhood days
As I face the steepened hill.
Some have gone.
Some are here.
All are with me still.
Yashar Ali pointed out, “Rest easy, brother… Your death really hurt us…”
We are also sending our deepest condolence and wishing her family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our heart goes out to Christine’s family at this difficult time. We hope you get what you’re looking for and for related articles, keep visiting this website.