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Published: 2012/06/08

Bob Welch (1946-2012)

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch was found yesterday dead in his Nashville, TN home of an apparent suicide. According to Police, Welch’s wife Wendy discovered his body with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, along with a suicide note. He was 66.

Welch served as a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974, performing on such albums as Future Games, Bare Trees, and Mystery to Me. Welch eventually left the band in 1974—replaced by Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham—going on to pursue a solo career that birthed numerous hit singles including “Hot Love, Cold World”, “Ebony Eyes”, “Precious Love”, and his signature “Sentimental Lady”.

He is survived by his wife Wendy.

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