Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie dies aged 79 entertainment

The “Fleetwood Mac” singer Christine McVie (79) is dead.

The singer legend, whose voice has inspired millions, died peacefully in a hospital, the BBC reports, citing her family.

Chrstine McVie, who comes from a family of musicians, married John, the band’s bass guitarist, in 1968. Two years later, she also became part of the Fleetwood Mac family as a singer-songwriter. McVie wrote songs like “Little Lies”, “Everywhere” or “Don’t Stop”.

Christine McVie (third from left) won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1977 with bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (left to right).

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The marriage to John McVie did not survive the wild “rock and roll” life. Christine began an affair with the band’s lighting technician. He inspired McVie to write the song You Make Loving Fun. The track was released on the Rumors album and became one of the band’s biggest hits. But in 1976, after the “Rumours” tour, not only the concert series came to an end, but also the McVies’ marriage.

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However, John and Christine continued to perform together until their father’s death in 1998. Christine then left Fleetwood Mac for semi-retirement – the same year the Englishwoman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But McVie’s love of music never left him. She released two solo albums, returned to Fleetwood Mac in 2014 as keyboardist and vocalist, and toured with the band until her death. “We wish that everyone would hold Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible person and celebrated musician who was loved by all,” the family wrote in a statement.

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