SEE: Mick Fleetwood's moving eulogy for the late Christine McVie

Mick Fleetwood is still mourning the loss of his dear band member, the late Christine McVie, who was a lyricist, lead vocalist, and keyboardist. 

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Mick Fleetwood has shared the eulogy from Christine McVie’s memorial service. The singer died at the age of 73 on 30 November 2022. 

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the musician shared an old photo of him and Christine. 

"For Christine" he captioned the post before sharing the eulogy. 

"This is a day where my dear sweet Friend Christine McVie has taken to flight.. and left us earthbound folks to listen with bated breath to the sounds of that “song bird” reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us.       Part of my heart has flown away today. I will miss everything about you Christine McVie. Memories abound.. they fly to me," he wrote. 

Mick spoke about how Christine's short illness brought the band together. 

“When we first learned that we might be losing Christine, there was an immediate coming together of everyone in the band and the Fleetwood Mac family with the hope and possibility that we would not lose Chris,” read the eulogy. 

READ: Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dead at 79

He added that the band is still trying to understand the death of the great star. 

“And now, since the loss of Christine, we are all still trying to come to terms with the fact she has really flown away.”

“The other day when John [McVie] and I were sitting together and not knowing how to come to terms with the loss of Christine, I blundered into a powerful word. I said, ‘John, it’s the enormity of it all!’ The enormity of our loss, the enormity of her passion, the enormity of her talents and her unshakable sense of grace in the way she handled life’s challenges.”

Mick spoke about the impact Christine's music has played around the world. 

“I think she would have been truly amazed at all the attention and celebrations of her music around the world and in total disbelief at the fact they were closing down sporting events to pay tribute to her. But that was our Christine – she was a North country girl from beginning to end, never caring about the fluff.

“Again, it was our Christine who gifted so much to millions around the world. She is being remembered Everywhere. Just as her song says, ‘I want to be with you everywhere,‘ and she is," he wrote. 

Mick ended his eulogy by saying how they miss Christine.  

“It’s with a sense of gratitude and thanks to the Fleetwood Mac family that we are part of… and losing of such a magical component has sparked a celebration of what Christine means to us. We all miss her as a family member, as a friend, an artist, a performer and God knows a writer of excellence. And those years sharing life together will always be remembered.”

READ: Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green dies aged 73

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