Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie’s cause of death confirmed as ‘ischaemic stroke’
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According to the singer’s death certificate and will, obtained by The Blast, the singer suffered a massive stroke following a cancer diagnosis.
McVie, who died at age 79 in November last year, suffered an ischemic stroke, which occurs when a vessel supplying blood to the brain is obstructed, according to the American Stroke Association.
Her death certificate says her cancer was the second cause of death as she had ‘metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin'.
Last year, McVie’s family confirmed her death via a statement on Facebook.
"On behalf of Christine McVie's family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine's death," they wrote.
"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."
Following the news, heartfelt tributes began pouring in.
Fleetwood Mac issued a statement, describing the singer as the ‘best musician and friend anyone could have’.
"She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure," they wrote via the band’s social media account.
"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."
Her former bandmates - ex-husband John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood - also paid tribute to McVie at a Celebration of Life event in Malibu earlier this year.
McVie was the co-lead vocalist - along with Stevie Nicks - and keyboardist in the iconic British-American band, which was responsible for smash hits including 'Dreams', 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Everywhere'.
Their iconic Rumours album, released in 1977, became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Her death came just two years after Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green died aged 73.