Singer Christine McVie Passes Away After Battling Cancer and Suffering Massive Stroke
Christine McVie, one of the founding members of the iconic British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 78. Her death was confirmed by her publicist on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The singer and songwriter had been battling cancer for several years and also suffered a massive stroke earlier this year, which left her unable to perform.
The Life and Career of Christine McVie
Born Christine Anne Perfect in 1943 in West Sussex, England, Chris began her music career as a member of the blues band Chicken Shack. She met Fleetwood Mac’s founder Peter Green in 1967 and joined the band soon after. In 1970, Chris married the band’s bassist John McVie, changing her name to Christine McVie.
Her Contribution to Fleetwood Mac’s Legacy
Chris’s soulful and emotive voice, coupled with her impressive songwriting skills, played a significant role in shaping Fleetwood Mac’s sound and success. She wrote some of the band’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Say You Love Me,” “Little Lies,” “Everywhere,” and “Songbird.”
Battling Cancer and Suffering a Stroke
In 2013, after 16 years away from the band, Chris rejoined Fleetwood Mac for a reunion tour, which marked her return to performing after having retired from music in the late ’90s. However, in 2017, she announced her retirement from touring due to her struggle with cancer. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Chris had also suffered a massive stroke, which had impaired her ability to speak and perform.
Tributes and Legacy
Upon hearing the news of her passing, fans and fellow musicians took to social media to share their condolences and tributes to Chris’s life and legacy. Mick Fleetwood, the band’s co-founder, said in a statement, “Christine was a huge part of the story of Fleetwood Mac, and we were all better off for knowing her. There will never be another Christine McVie.”
Chris’s contributions to music and iconic status will always be remembered and celebrated by generations who have grown up listening to her soul-stirring voice and timeless songs.
Summary: Christine McVie, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 78 after battling cancer and suffering a massive stroke earlier this year. Chris’s iconic voice and songwriting skills played a significant role in Fleetwood Mac’s legacy, and she wrote some of the band’s most famous songs. Her contributions to music will always be celebrated and remembered. Hashtags: #ChristineMcVie #FleetwoodMac #music #rocklegend #iconicvoice. #ENTERTAINMENT