Entertainment Mick Fleetwood Pays Tribute to Christine McVie: ‘Part of My Heart Has Flown Away Today’
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Christine McVie briefly left Fleetwood Mac in the 1990s, sharing on the band's performances without her and her time within the 'Rumours' rock group.In 1998, after nearly 30 years of playing piano for Fleetwood Mac, McVie left the band. She said the reason was a fear of flying she developed, which inhibited her from traveling with the other musicians.
tribute to paid on social media Wednesday after of his bandmate at the age of 79.
“Part of my heart has flown away today,” the drummer wrote on Instagram. “This is 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.”
McVie died “peacefully” at a hospital Wednesday morning following a “short illness,” her family confirmed.
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Fleetwood Mac said in a statement, “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, the first member of the band to speak on McVie’s death outside Fleetwood Mac’s statement, added, “I will miss everything about you Christine McVie. Memories abound… they fly to me.”
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Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan shows his tribute to Fleetwood Mac‘s co-vocalist Christine McVie. Christine McVie died in the hospital on November 30, 2022, at the age of 79, following […]Fleetwood Mac also shared a press statement after Christine McVie‘s death: “The finest musician anybody could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.” And Stevie Nicks, another member of Fleetwood Mac, named Christine McVie her “best friend in the whole world” in a statement following her death.