Lindsey Buckingham has paid tribute to his former Fleetwood Mac bandmate and “musical comrade” Christine McVie.
Christine McVie passed away on Wednesday following a shory illness. She was 79 years old.
The singer was behind several Fleetwood Mac Hits from the 1970s, including ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Everywhere’. McVie’s last performed with Fleetwood Mac in San Francisco in November 2019.
The news of the singer’s death was confirmed by her family, who released this statement.
“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death”, a statement read.
“She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie”.
“I was very lucky to have known her” – Buckingham Pays Tribute To McVie
Since then, Lindsey Buckingham paid tribute to Christine McVie, a woman he referred to as his “musical comrade”.
“Christine McVie’s sudden passing is profoundly heartbreaking. Not only were she and I part of the magical family of Fleetwood Mac, to me Christine was a musical comrade, a friend, a soul mate, a sister”, Buckingham stated in a handwritten not shared via Instagram.
“For over four decades, we helped each other create a beautiful body of work and a lasting legacy that continues to resonate today”.
“I feel very lucky to have known her”, Buckingham added. “Though she will be deeply missed, her spirit will live on through that body of work and that legacy”. See this post in full here.
Buckingam’s kind words come after former bandmates Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood also paid homage to McVie via social media. Check out what they said here.