Christine McVie, the singer of the legendary band "Fleetwood Mac", has died

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The singer and songwriter of the legendary pop-rock band Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, died today at the age of 79, in the hospital, her family members said.

She wrote some of the group's most famous songs, including the hits "Little Lies", "Everywhere", "Don't Stop", "Say You Love Me" and "Songbird". McVie, who was the wife of the band's bassist, John McVie, was in the group for about 28 years, on and off.

A statement from the family said: "We would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being and respected musician who was universally loved."

The British-American rock band, founded in London in 1967, has sold over 100 million albums, making it one of the most successful music groups of all time.

The band paid tribute to singer-songwriter McVie in a statement tonight, following news of her death.

"There are no words to describe our sadness at the death of Christine McVie. She was truly unique, 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. We were very lucky to live with her. Individually and together, we deeply respect and love Christine and are grateful for the wonderful memories we have. "We will miss him dearly."

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