Christine McVie's Astonishing Fortune Revealed

18 July 2023 | 3:37 pm | Mary Varvaris

The fortune reveal arrives days after a previously unheard solo McVie song, Little Darlin’, was shared by record label Rhino Records.

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Fleetwood Mac @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Credit: Bianca Holderness)

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Probate reports have revealed how much money the legendary Fleetwood Mac singer, songwriter and musician Christine McVie had left in her will upon her passing.

The Sun reports that McVie left a staggering $135 million fortune when she passed away on 30 November 2022, at 79, following a “short illness”.

As reported in December, McVie signed a deal to sell the rights to her entire music catalogue of 115 songs.

The fortune reveal arrives days after a previously unheard solo McVie song, Little Darlin’, was shared by record label Rhino Records. The groovy track was written during the recording sessions of her 2004 solo album, In The Meantime.

Little Darlin’ was unveiled in celebration of what would’ve been McVie’s 80th birthday, which took place on Wednesday, 12 July. In addition to releasing Little Darlin’, Rhino Records have revealed plans to reissue In The Meantime and McVie’s self-titled 1984 debut solo album. Her nephew, Dan Perfect, is overseeing the project.

“When my aunt Christine McVie died unexpectedly last year, plans were already afoot for the re-release of this solo album, which is perhaps her most personal and intimate project,” Perfect said in a statement, per Rolling Stone.

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He added, “I dearly wish that she could have lived to see this re-release as she would have been delighted.”

Christine McVie was known for penning numerous Fleetwood Mac hits, including Everywhere, Songbird, You Make Loving Fun and Little Lies. 

She joined the band in 1970 and remained in the group when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998, but departed soon after. She returned to Fleetwood Mac in 2014 with the band's most recognisable lineup reunited. 

Stevie Nicks wrote a handwritten note in a touching tribute to her bandmate. "A few hours ago, I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975 had passed away."

She added, "I didn’t even know she was ill… until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London — but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her, and so I’m singing it to her now. I always knew I would need these words one day."

Nicks went on to write the lyrics to Hallelujah by HAIM. She concluded the note by writing, "See you on the other side, my love. Don’t forget me — Always, Stevie."