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Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie cause of death revealed

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Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie’s cause of death has been disclosed, five months after her passing.

The British singer-songwriter died in November following a “short illness” at the age of 79.

Her death certificate, obtained and shared by US outlets, listed an “ischemic stroke” as one of the primary causes of her death, alongside “atrial fibrillation” and “large atrial thrombus”.

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According to the NHS, ischemic strokes are the most common type of stroke and occur “when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain”.

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and atrial thrombus is a type of blood clot, the NHS says.

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