Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie’s cause of death disclosed - The Evesham Observer

Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie’s cause of death disclosed

Evesham Editorial 5th Apr, 2023   0

FLEETWOOD Mac star Christine McVie died of an ‘ischaemic stroke’, it has been revealed.

The music icon died in November at the age of 79 following a ‘short illness’.

Numerous US media outlets have obtained her death certificate which listed a stroke as one of her main causes of death alongside atrial fibrillation and large atrial thrombus.

The NHS website describes ischemic strokes as the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and atrial thrombus is a type of blood clot, according to the NHS.

Christine joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, and won two Grammys as a member of the pioneering group.

She also co-wrote a number of their biggest hits, including Don’t Stop, The Chain and Songbird, all of which were featured on their much-loved album Rumours, as well as Little Lies and Everywhere.

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac said in a joint statement last year.

“She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure.

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