the british Christine McVie, vocalist and keyboardist for the rock band Fleetwood Mac, died Wednesday after suffering a “short illness,” his family announced in a statement.
The artist, who retired in 1998 but rejoined the group in 2014, He passed away “peacefully” in a hospital. accompanied by her relatives, according to the note published on her official Facebook page.
His Fleetwood Mac colleagues expressed their grief for the death of McVie, songwriter of hits like “Little Lies,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop.”
“There are no words to describe our sadness” following the death of a “truly unique, special and talented artist beyond measure,” the band said on Twitter.
“She was the best music the one anyone could have counted on in a band and the best friend anyone could have had in their life. We were truly lucky to have shared her life with her,” the statement continued.
The group, formed in London in 1967 by vocalist and guitarist Peter Green, pianist and vocalist Jeremy Spencer, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist Bob Brunning, expressed appreciation for the “fantastic memories” that McVie has left behind.
Born Christine Perfect, the artist changed her last name when she married bassist John McVie, who joined Fleetwood Mac after stints with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers