Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, 79, died on November 30, 2022 after a short illness.


Beloved Fleetwood Mac keyboardist and singer-songwriter Christine McVie has passed away at the age of 79. (The Blast later obtained a copy of Christine’s death certificate. The main cause of death was revealed to be an ischaemic stroke and cancer as a secondary factor.)

On behalf of Christine’s family, her official social media team confirmed the sad news in the following statement:

“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

Christine’s Fleetwood Mac band members also issued statements.

Fleetwood Mac: “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Mick Fleetwood: “This a day where my dear sweet Friend Christine McVie has taken to flight and left us earthbound folks to listen with bated breath to the sounds of that “song bird…” reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us. Part of my heart has flown away today. I will miss everything about you, Christine McVie. Memories abound, they fly to me.”

Stevie Nicks: “A few hours ago I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975, had passed away. I didn’t even know she was ill…until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London ~ but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her, and so, I’m singing it to her now. I always knew I would need these words one day (written by the Ladies Haim). It’s all I can do now…”

I had a best friend
But she has come to pass
One I wish I could see now
You always remind me
That memories will last
These arms reach out
You were there to protect me
Like a shield
Long hair running with me ~
Through the field…
Everywhere, you’ve been with me all along

Why me?
How’d I get this hallelujah
How’d I get this hallelujah
Why me?
How’d I get this hallelujah

“See you on the other side, my love. Don’t forget me ~ Always, Stevie”

Lindsey Buckingham: “Christine McVie’s sudden passing is profoundly heartbreaking. Not only were she and I part of the magical family of Fleetwood Mac, to me Christine was a musical comrade, a friend, a soul mate, a sister. For over four decades, we helped each other create a beautiful body of work and a lasting legacy that continues to resonate today. I feel very lucky to have known her. Though she will be deeply missed, her spirit will live on through that body of work and that legacy.”

Christine McVie composed some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest and most recognizable hits, such as “Don’t Stop,” “Hold Me,” “Little Lies,” “Everywhere,” and many others.

See all the loving tributes to Christine from the music community below.

Below is a curated selection of Christine McVie’s most moving compositions.



Stevie Nicks

JUN 21, 2024
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

European Tour

JUL 3, 2024
Dublin, Ireland

JUL 6, 2024
OVO Hydro
Glasgow, UK

JUL 9, 2024
Co-op Live
Manchester, UK

JUL 12, 2024
BST Hyde Park
London, UK

JUL 16, 2024
Sportpaleis Antwerpen
Merksem (Antwerpen)

JUL 19, 2024
Ziggo Dome

SEP 24
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

SEP 28
Hersheypark Stadium
Philadelphia, PA

^ Non-Live Nation show