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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

Christine McVie
Christine McVie performs in 2014 as Fleetwood Mac reunited for a new album and tour that included this stop at the Forum in Los Angeles. Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Christine McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, has died at 79. 

The band announced her death on social media Wednesday, saying "there are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie." 

No cause of death or other details were immediately provided. 

McVie was a steady presence and personality in a band known for its frequent lineup changes and volatile personalities. During its peak commercial years, from 1975-80, the band sold tens of millions of records and was an ongoing source of fascination for fans as it transformed personal battles into melodic, compelling songs.

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