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Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

By Jim Farber

01 Dec 2022 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

This obituary from the New York Times surveys the achievements of one member of one of the most-beloved bands of all time, including writing one of their best-known songs in half an hour.

Christine McVie, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist who became the biggest hitmaker for Fleetwood Mac, one of music’s most popular bands, died on Wednesday. She was 79.

Her family announced her death on Facebook. The statement said she died at a hospital but did not specify its location or give the cause of death. In June, McVie told Rolling Stone that she was in “quite bad health” and that she had endured debilitating problems with her back.

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