Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter of British rock band Fleetwood Mac who found success through a solo career, died Wednesday at the age of 79 following a short illness, her family announced.
He has written many popular band songs including ‘Little Lies’, ‘Everywhere’ and ‘Songbird’. He joined the organization a few years after its formation in 1967.
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, the group is considered one of the most popular bands of all time.
In a statement posted on the singer’s Facebook page, family said Christine McVie died “peacefully” at a hospital Wednesday morning after “a brief illness.” He was accompanied by his family, the statement said.
Fleetwood Mac, composed mainly of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and her ex-husband John McVie, but also Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, was one of the most popular groups of the 70s and 80s.
Released in 1977, the album “Rumours” is considered the biggest seller in music history, selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.
The singer left the group in 1998 and joined the group for an interim formation 16 years later.
In 2017, he told the BBC that he had withdrawn from the world and developed agoraphobia after leaving the group. He left California and settled in Kent in the southeast of England.
“There are no words to describe our sadness,” the group responded on Twitter. “She is truly unique, special and very talented.”
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