Fleetwood Mac Singer/Songwriter’s Cause Of Death Revealed

On November 30, 2022, singer/songwriter Christine McVie of the band Fleetwood Mac died suddenly at the age of 79. At the time, a specific cause of death was not revealed.

McVie’s family was the first to announce her death. They simply explained her death as being due to a “short illness.” They added that she died at the hospital but was surrounded by her family.

Now, after 4 months, we have more details including an official cause of death. According to McVie’s death certificate, she died from an ischemic stroke. According to The Mayo Clinic, an ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot in the arteries that either narrows or blocks an artery that leads to the brain. This type of stroke is the most common type of stroke. 

In addition, McVie also had other underlying health issues. She had cancer. According to the death certificate, she had “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin.” This means that she had cancer cells, but it wasn’t known exactly where in her body they were originally spread from.

McVie, along with everyone else in the band Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The band shared a tribute to her on social media writing, “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Following her death, a celebration of life ceremony was held for her in Malibu. Her ex-husband and former bandmate John McVie was there along with band members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood.

Rest in peace.