Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie has died at the age of 79, her family said in a statement on Facebook on Wednesday.
The singer, songwriter and keyboardist is responsible for some of the rock group's biggest hits, including 'Say You Love Me' and 'You Make Lovin' Fun'.
"On behalf of Christine McVie's family, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you of Christine's death. She passed away peacefully in hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 after a short illness," the statement said, without specifying the cause of death. "She was in the company of her family."
In June of this year, McVie said in an interview with the music magazine "Rolling Stone" that she was in "pretty bad health" and suffered from back problems.
The statement continued, "We kindly ask that you respect the family's privacy at this extremely painful time, and we want everyone to hold Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being and honored musician who was loved."
Fleetwood Mac also paid tribute to McVie in a statement also posted to their Facebook account.
"There are no words to describe our sadness at the death of Christine McVie," the band said in a statement. "She was truly one of a kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician to have in your band and the best friend to have in your life."