Her family announced her passing this morning after a "short illness". She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
The singer-keyboardist joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 and went on to write or co-write a number of the band's biggest hits, including "Don't Stop," "The Chain" and "Little Lies." In addition to her work with Fleetwood Mac -- which she played in alongside her ex-husband, John McVie -- McVie released three solo albums. "There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie," the band's statement reads. "She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life."
More to come #RIPChristine