Fleetwood Mac Legend Christina McVie’s Cause of Death Revealed

Christina McVie was a beloved singer-songwriter and keyboardist for the legendary band, Fleetwood Mac.

Four months ago, on November 30, Mamas Uncut reported that McVie died at the age of 79 following a “short illness.” Now, after her death certificate was obtained by The Blast, McVie’s official cause of death has been reported to the public.

Fleetwood Mac Legend Christina McVie’s Cause of Death Revealed

According to The Blast, McVie passed away as a result of a stroke, specifically an ischemic stroke. Her death certificate also listed a secondary cause of death as cancer that had metastasized. The origin of the cancer has been listed as “unknown.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, “an ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.”

McVie’s family was the first to announce the Fleetwood keyboardist’s passing to the world on November 30. The family released a statement on social media.

“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death,” the statement began. “She passed away peacefully at the 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.”

McVie’s best friend and frontwoman for the band, Stevie Nicks, also issued a personal statement alongside her bandmates. As Nicks shared with their fans she had plans of being in London with McVie before she passed away.

“A few hours ago I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975 had passed away. I didn’t even know she was ill until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London, I wanted to get to London, but we were told to wait. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her,” Nicks wrote in the handwritten letter uploaded to Instagram. 

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“And so I’m singing it to her now.” Nicks then goes on to quote the lyrics of the song, beginning with the line, “I had a best friend but she has come to pass/One I wish I could see now.”

Nicks added that she “always knew I would need these words one day.”

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