Stevie Nicks has issued a statement in response to the news that her former bandmate Christine McVie died on Wednesday. Nicks recalls her as her “best friend in her entire universe since the first day of 1975.”

Nicks expressed her shock and anguish in a lengthy statement posted on Instagram with the title “this is horrible.”

Stevie Nicks said about Christine McVie, “I Didn’t Even Know She Was Ill Until Late Saturday Night.”

“I wanted to be in London, I wanted to get to London,” the singer wrote about wanting to be with McVie in London, where she died.

Nicks noted in the article that she has had the Haim sisters’ “Hallelujah” stuck in her mind since learning about McVie’s sickness.

“I hoped I might get to sing it to her,” Nicks said in the handwritten letter, which she posted on Instagram, “and so I’m singing it to her now.” Nicks then quotes the song’s lyrics, beginning with the line, “I had a best friend but she has passed/One I wish I could see now.”

“I’ll see you over there, my love. Don’t forget to remember me – Always, Stevie,” Nicks concludes her statement.

McVie, a vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, was the biggest hitmaker for Fleetwood Mac, one of the most popular musical acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Her relatives confirmed her death on Facebook on Wednesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that we tell you of Christine McVie’s passing on behalf of Christine’s family,” the joint statement says.

“She died peacefully this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a brief illness,” the family added. “She was with her family at the time. We respectfully request that you respect the family’s privacy during this tremendously difficult time, and we would like everyone to remember Christine’s life as an outstanding human being and revered musician who was adored universally. Christine McVie, rest in peace.”

Following Christine McVie’s death, Fleetwood Mac issued a statement.

“There are no words to explain our sadness at the demise of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac said in her statement. “She was absolutely unique, extraordinary, and gifted beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band, as well as the best friend anyone could have.”

“We were really fortunate to share our lives with her. We treasured Christine greatly, both individually and collectively, and are grateful for the wonderful memories we have. She will be greatly missed.”

The talented lyricist was responsible for classics including “Say You Love Me,” “You Make Lovin’ Fun,” and “Don’t Stop.”

She may have died, but her renowned music will carry on in eternity.