4 apr. 2023
The singer and keyboardist's death certificate is released to the public.
Christine McVie‘s primary cause of death has been revealed in an article in BLAST magazine.
The publication achieved a copy of McVie's death certificate and will.
McVie’s death was primarily caused by suffering an ischemic stroke.
According to the Mayo Clinic, an ischemic stroke “occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients".
According to the death certificate McVie was also diagnosed with, ‘metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” which essentially means cancer had spread in her body where the primary source or tumor is not detected. The National Institute of Health describes it as, “a metastatic tumor for which the site of origin is not suggested by a thorough history, physical examination, chest x-ray studies, routine blood and urine studies, and histologic evaluation.”
McVie died in late November 2022, aged 79. Her cause of death was not disclosed at the time, with a statement from her family stating only that she “passed away peacefully in hospital following a short illness”.
When questioned in an interview earlier this year about Fleetwood Mac ever performing live again, Mick Fleetwood answered :
“Right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris,
I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”