The renowned Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie passed away in November 2022 at the age of 79. When she died away, her family merely said that she “passed away peacefully” in the hospital “following a short illness.” Her cause of death was not made public at the time.
In a recent revelation quoting the late Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist’s death certificate, Christine McVie’s major cause of death has been identified.
It has been revealed that Christine died after suffering an ‘ischaemic stroke.’ Ischemic strokes, the most prevalent kind of stroke, take place “when a blood clot stops the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain,” according to the NHS.
McVie’s death certificate states that she was also diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” which means that although cancer cells were found in her body, it was unclear where they had come from.
Fleetwood Mac released a statement in which they paid respect to their bandmate, describing Christine McVie as “the best musician anybody could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life,” after learning of her passing.”
“She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. 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.”
Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac each shared a tribute to McVie. Nicks posted a heartfelt handwritten note to her “best friend in the whole world” and made a reference to the song “Hallelujah” by Haim from the 2020 album “Women in Music Pt. III.”
Several musical luminaries paid homage to McVie, including Harry Styles, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, LCD Soundsystem, and others who performed songs he penned at their own concerts.
Christine was responsible for some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, including “Songbird,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Little Lies.” After McVie’s passing, Mick Fleetwood talked about whether Fleetwood Mac may perform live again in February of this year. He said, “Right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris, I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”