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Fleetwood Mac and celebrities pay tribute to Christine McVie – latest


Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie dies aged 79

The surviving members of FLeetwood Mac have led tributes to bandmate Christine McVie, who has died aged 79.

The news was announced via the band’s official social media and reshared by individuals including Stevie Nicks.

There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” the statement said.

“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.”

McVie’s family’s statement said: “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.”

McVie left Fleetwood Mac after 28 years in 1998 but returned in 2014.

Follow the latest updates below:

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‘Christine McVie had the most hits of anyone in Fleetwood Mac’

In the wake of her death, many people on social media have suggested that McVie was the most talented, underrated member of Fleetwood Mac.

On Twitter, rock band Drive-by Truckers wrote: “Christine McVie had the most hits of anyone in Fleetwood Mac, yet was somehow the most underrated member. Never flashy, alway great. She was the glue that held all those crazy wonderful elements together. Her songs had a soulfulness unhampered by pretense. RIP.”

Tom Murray1 December 2022 03:05

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Before her death, McVie shared the extraordinary story of how she wrote Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird”.

In the interview, the songwriter says she simply woke up one night and played the song start to finish on a piano in her room. “It was as if I’d been visited,” she said.

Tom Murray1 December 2022 02:08

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Bill Clinton pays tribute – ‘Don’t Stop’ was his ‘92 campaign song

Former US president Bill Clinton tweeted about his special relationship with McVie as a song she wrote for Fleetwood Mac became his 1992 campaign song. “[‘Don’t Stop’] perfectly captured the mood of a nation eager for better days. I’m grateful to Christine & Fleetwood Mac for entrusting us with such a meaningful song. I will miss her,” he wrote.

Tom Murray1 December 2022 01:09

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6 Fleetwood Mac songs written by McVie

The Independent has put together a list of six songs written by McVie in the wake of her passing. They make up some of the iconic band’s biggest hits. Check them out below.

Tom Murray1 December 2022 00:17

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Fellow US musician Sheryl Crow has paid her respects to McVie: “I am so sad to hear of Christine McVie going on to heaven. The world feels weird without her here. What a legend and an icon and an amazing human being. RIP.”

Tom Murray30 November 2022 23:20

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A lovely tribute from my colleague Jacob Stolworthy here. What a story!

Tom Murray30 November 2022 23:00

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“What joy and depth she brought; what stories. RIP Songbird,” Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp tweeted.

Tom Murray30 November 2022 22:42

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In a 2019 interview with The Independent, McVie shared her experience of being one of two women in a male-dominated music group in the 1970s – and she affirmed that while she found crude antics “hysterical”, she also felt respected.

“Fleetwood Mac were a rude bunch, they had dirty minds, they still do, but I used to laugh because I thought they were hysterical,” she explained. “I kind of became one of the guys, which I think I still am to this day, but I was always treated with great respect.”

Tom Murray30 November 2022 22:00

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A reminder of some of Fleetwood Mac’s songs that McVie wrote: “Don’t Stop”, “Little Lies”, “Everywhere”, “Say You Love Me” – some of the band’s greatest of all time.

Tom Murray30 November 2022 21:42

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Stevie Nicks reacts

Stevie Nicks has just reacted online to the death of her best friend. In a heartful post, the Fleetwood Mac singer shared a photo of her and McVie alongside lyrics to HAIM’s “Hallelujah”.

Tom Murray30 November 2022 21:29

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