After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, Christine McVie had a major stroke that ultimately proved fatal.
The Blast reports that on her death certificate, the Fleetwood Mac keyboardist was diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” before her death in November.
THE FLEETWOOD MAC SINGER Died
Cancer had surreptitiously permeated her body, with the primary site of origin still a mystery. According to the National Institute of Health, this is a metastatic tumor that confounds diagnosis, even after extensive evaluations.
McVie‘s passing was the result of an “ischaemic stroke,” a blockage in a blood vessel supplying the brain. This type of stroke is frequently linked to the buildup of arterial plaques and is the most prevalent form. Regrettably, cancer played a secondary role in her death.
She was open about her health problems before she passed away, saying in an interview that she may not be able to do live shows because of them. “I’m in quite bad health. I’ve got a chronic back problem that debilitates me. I stand up to play the piano, so I don’t know if I could actually physically do it. What’s that saying? The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak,” she told Rolling Stone when asked whether there will be a farewell tour for Fleetwood Mac.
The singer’s death certificate indicates that she was also grappling with “atrial fibrillation,” a common form of treated heart arrhythmia characterized by the heart beating too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly.
Inheritance And Property Distribution
In a court filing aimed at resolving the estate of the late singer, Christine, it was disclosed that her death certificate had been unearthed. The document indicates that Christine had no spouse or children, and as such, her brother and his kids have become the exclusive inheritors of her vast musical wealth. A portion of her estate will also go to charity, albeit how much is unclear at this time.
Christine left behind an estate valued at over $50 million, with most of her assets situated in the United States and a small amount of liquid cash kept in the United Kingdom, as shown by public documents. Furthermore, her long-term manager was designated as the estate’s executor.
Her family said in a statement: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness.”
More About Christine McVie
Fleetwood Mac formed in London in 1967 with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, and John Graham McVie. Three years later, in 1970, Christine joined the group, completing the iconic lineup that would take the world by storm.
In the early years of Fleetwood Mac, Christine was married to bass guitarist John Graham McVie, but their marriage ended in 1976. Later on, she found love with keyboardist and songwriter Eddy Quintela, tying the knot in 1986 and staying together until 2003.
After a 15-year hiatus, McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014, marking a triumphant return for the bass guitarist. However, back in 1998, the band had already achieved a major milestone when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.