Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has died at the age of 79.

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac died on Wednesday at the age of 79, the band confirmed.

McVie joined the band in 1970 as a keyboardist and co-lyricist.

She’s credited with writing numerous songs for the band, five of which were on “Rumours,” perhaps their best album, released in 1977. She also composed and sang lead on one of their biggest songs outside of the 1970s, “Everywhere,” in 1987.

McVie’s family announced in a statement that he “passed away peacefully” at a hospital on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

On their official Facebook page, Fleetwood Mac sent the following message.

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. 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 very missed,” the band wrote.

As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

According to setlist.fm, the band last performed together towards the end of 2019.

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