Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Dies
Bob Welch, the former guitarist of Fleetwood Mac, has died.
According to the Nashville police, the 66-year-old was found dead by his wife yesterday with a single gunshot wound in his chest and a suicide note.
"The police are investigating it as a suicide, and there was no evidence of foul play," Don Aaron, a Nashville police spokesman, told Reuters.
Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks has since released a statement about how "sad" she is at the news.
"He was an amazing guitar player - he was funny, sweet - and he was smart - I'm so very sorry for his family and for the family of Fleetwood Mac - so, so sad," Stevie told Reuters.
Bob joined the band in 1971 and contributed vocals for five of their albums, including, ‘Future Games’, ‘Bare Trees’, ‘Penguin’, ‘Mystery to Me’ and ‘Heroes Are Hard to Find.’
He also wrote ‘Sentimental Lady’ and ‘Hypnotized,’ which are two of the group’s earliest hits.
The late musician left the band in 1974, and formed Brit rock group Paris. He also found success as a solo artist with his 1977 release ‘French Kiss,’ which reached platinum status. Three of the singles from the album, ‘Ebony Eyes,’ ‘Hot Love, Cold World’ and a re-recording of ‘Sentimental Lady’ have vocals from Fleetwood’s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham on it.
Our hearts and thought go out to Bob and his family.
Written by Jennifer Fletcher