The music industry is mourning the loss of one of its greats, Christine McVie, who passed away at the age of 79 in November 2022. Recently, the cause of her death was revealed in court documents filed to settle her estate. According to the singer’s death certificate and will, McVie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that had spread throughout her body. She also suffered an “ischaemic stroke,” which is the most common type of stroke caused by a blood clot that blocks or narrows an artery leading to the brain.
Health Struggles Leading Up to Her Death
In the months leading up to her death, McVie was open about her health struggles. She had a chronic back problem that debilitated her, which made it difficult for her to perform. She was also suffering from “atrial fibrillation,” which is the most common type of treated heart arrhythmia. Despite her health issues, McVie remained positive and continued to inspire her fans with her music.
Sole Heirs of Her Musical Fortune
Christine McVie was not married and never had any children. As a result, her brother and his children are the sole heirs of her musical fortune. Her estate is valued at over $50 million, with most of her assets in the United States. However, some of her liquid money was in the UK. Additionally, several charities are going to be the recipient of some of her assets, but the amount is unknown.
Urgent Tax Bill
The estate of Christine McVie has an urgent tax bill due in the amount of £31,000,000, which must be paid on or before May 31, 2023. If the tax liability is not timely paid, the UK estate is subject to interest in penalties at a rate of 6.5%. The estate is asking a judge to intervene and resolve the matter as soon as possible.
Legacy in Music
Christine McVie was a vital influence on Fleetwood Mac’s sound, sharing lead vocal duties with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Her contributions to the band’s music will forever be remembered, and her legacy will continue to inspire new generations of musicians. The band issued a statement following her death, asking for privacy for McVie’s family and reminding everyone to keep her in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being and revered musician who was loved universally.
the music industry has lost a legend with the passing of Christine McVie. Her music touched the lives of millions, and her legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in peace, Christine McVie.