Bob Welch, Former Fleetwood Mac Member, Commits Suicide

Celebrity News Jun. 7, 2012 AT 6:45PM
Bob Welch performing on stage at the Sundown in Mile End on November 23, 1972. Bob Welch performing on stage at the Sundown in Mile End on November 23, 1972. Credit: Fin Costello/Redferns

Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch has died. He was 65.

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The Associated Press reports the musician was found dead by his wife, Wendy Armistead Welch, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in their Nashville home on Thursday.

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Don Aaron, Nashville Police spokesman, said, "All indications are that it was a suicide." He also said Welch had been suffering from health issues recently and a suicide note was found.

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Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He released his first solo album, French Kiss, in September 1977, which included his hit "Ebony Eyes," "Sentimental Lady."

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