Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie on Her ‘Heavenly 80th Birthday’
Mick Fleetwood shared a touching tribute to Christine McVie today (July 12) on what would have been her 80th birthday.
Fleetwood wrote via Instagram, “For Christine, Here we are thinking of you on your heavenly 80th birthday! For me, although missing you on this celebration of your 80th birthday…I like so many have the greatest memories in plenty!”
He continued, “And most of all, your songs are lighting up the world on this your birthday. Chris, Happy Birthday. You are loved and dearly missed. Love, Mick Fleetwood and Fleetwood Mac.”
McVie died suddenly on November 30, 2022 at age 79. In April, it was revealed her main cause of death was due to a massive stroke. The singer-songwriter was also dealing with Atrial Fibrillation, a type of heart arrhythmia. On her death certificate, it was also noted a secondary cause of death was cancer. It was listed as “Metastatic Malignancy of Unknown Primary Origin.” In layman’s terms, this means whatever cancer McVie had spread throughout her body. Whoever performed McVie’s autopsy couldn’t determine the origin location of her cancer.
With the passing of McVie, it appears Fleetwood Mac, as an active band, is over. In February while at the 2023 Grammy Awards to honor McVie, Fleetwood said about the future of Fleetwood Mac, “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris. I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”