Lindsey Buckingham has shared a statement on social media following the death of his Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie, calling her “a musical comrade, a friend, a soul mate, a sister.”
“Christine McVie’s sudden passing is profoundly heartbreaking,” Buckingham wrote. “Not only were she and I part of the magical family of Fleetwood Mac, to me Christine was a musical comrade, a friend, a soul mate, a sister. For over four decades, we helped each other create a beautiful body of work and a lasting legacy that continues to resonate today. I feel very lucky to have known her. Though she will be deeply missed, her spirit will live on through that body of work and that legacy.”
McVie’s family confirmed the news of her passing on Wednesday, saying that she “passed away peacefully at hospital” from what was termed “a short illness.” Shortly after, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood took to Instagram to pay tribute to McVie.
“She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure,” Fleetwood Mac wrote on Twitter. “She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”