The Grand Tour host, Jeremy Clarkson, has paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie who sadly passed away. Clarkson wrote to his Twitter followers to express how sad he was to hear the news.
Tributes have been flooding in from fans and others within the entertainment industry and McVie’s bandmates were the first to post in a group statement which read:
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one of a kind, 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 so lucky to have a life with her.
“Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”
I’m genuinely and properly sad that Christine McVie has died.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) December 1, 2022
Top Gear host, Clarkson wrote to his Twitter followers:
“I’m genuinely and properly sad that Christine McVie has died.”
Clarkson’s fans were quick to respond with similar sentiments. One fan, Mr W-ton wrote:
“It feels extra sad because we all know that her generation of ‘Real’ musicians will never be replicated/replaced. RIP Christine Mcvie and thoughts with all those close to her.”
Whilst another two wrote “What hit me harder was that she was 79 – I still visualise her as she was recording Rumours.” and “Very sad, but don’t stop thinking about tomorrow Jezza.”
The Clarkson’s Farm presenters fans continued to comfort him. Another Twitter user commented on Clarkson’s post saying:
“Grew up with Fleetwood Mac and the music they made. Every track on Rumours brings back a memory of lost loves and a happier less complicated time in my life. RIP Songbird.”
Another fan wrote:
“I remember you talking about the Mac with so much affection. I cried when I heard but especially reading Stevie’s letter to her. Mum and Dad loved Chicken Shack and later the Mac. I’m named after Rhiannon and I learned to play piano because of McVie – those two were my world.”
McVie is most famous for being a singer and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac after joining the band in 1970, however, on top of this incredible career she also released three solo albums.
McVie’s family revealed on Wednesday that she had sadly passed away peacefully in hospital.