Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac keyboardist and vocalist, dies at 79

Christine McVie performs with Fleetwood Mac at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/iHeartMedia)

Christine McVie, the keyboardist and songwriter responsible for some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, has died at the age of 79.

In a statement posted on her Facebook page today (November 30), McVie's family said that she passed away peacefully, in the company of her family, "following a short illness."

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.