NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – British singer, songwriter and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac Christine McVie, whose soulful contralto voice helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” died Wednesday. Done. year old.
His death was announced on the group’s social network. No cause of death or other details were released, but a statement from her family said she “passed peacefully this morning at a hospital” after a “brief illness” with loved ones by her side.
“She was truly unique, special and extremely talented,” the band said in a statement, calling McVie “the best musician they could have in their band and the best friend they could have in life.”
McVie was a constant presence and personality in a group known for its frequent lineup changes and volatile personalities, whose members also included Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
During their peak years, from 1975–80, the band sold millions of albums and became a source of fascination for fans by turning their personal battles into catchy, melodic songs. McVie herself was once married to bassist John McVie, and their breakup – along with Nicks and Buckingham’s split – was famously documented on her 1977 album “Rumors”, one of her most popular of all time. Is.
Fleetwood Mac, co-founded by drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The group’s many hits include “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way” and “Little Lies.”