Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie on First Anniversary of Her Death
Mick Fleetwood shared a sweet tribute to Christine McVie marking the first anniversary of her death.
Fleetwood wrote via social media, “Dear Chris, a year ago today you flew away, and memories comes flooding back. Too many to mention! I miss you. Fleetwood Mac misses you, along with so many that love your music.”
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.
In October, Stevie Nicks was asked in an interview with Vulture whether she could see Fleetwood Mac touring again. Nicks replied, “When she died, I figured we really can’t go any further with this. There’s no reason to.”
Nicks added that if Fleetwood Mac continued, they would have to take McVie’s songs out of the setlist. This is what the band did when McVie stepped away for 18 years. She noted that back then and now, no one in the band could step in for McVie on vocals.
Nicks’ feelings about the future of Fleetwood Mac were echoed by Mick Fleetwood in February. He was asked on the Grammy Awards red carpet whether the band would continue to perform. Fleetwood said, “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris.”
He added, “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”