Christine McVie, the voice of Fleetwood Mac, dies at 79

the british Christine McVie, vocalist and keyboardist of the rock band Fleetwood Macdied this Wednesday after suffering a “short illness,” his family announced in a statement.

The artist, who retired in 1998 but rejoined the group in 2014, died “peacefully” in a hospital this morning accompanied by her relatives, according to the note published on her official Facebook page.

your classmates Fleetwood Mac expressed their grief over the death of McVie, the composer of hits like “Little Lies,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop.”

“There are no words to describe our sadness” following the death of an artist “truly unique, special and talented beyond measure,” the band said on Twitter.

“She was the best musician anyone could have had in a band and the best friend anyone could have had in their life. We were truly lucky to have shared life with her,” the statement continued.

The group, formed in London in 1967 by the vocalist and guitarist Peter Green, the pianist and vocalist Jeremy Spencer, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist Bob Brunning expressed their appreciation for the “fantastic memories” McVie has left behind.

Born Christine Perfect, the artist changed her last name when she married bassist John McVie, who joined Fleetwood Mac after having gone through the group John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.