Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Found Dead -
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch has been found dead at
his Nashville home, aged 66.
According to local news network WKRN the guitarist, who played
with Fleetwood Mac between '71 - '74, was found by his wife with an
apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at around 12.15
Bart Herbison, executive director of the Nashville Songwriters
Association, quoted Wendy Welch as saying Welch had spinal surgery
three months ago, doctors told him he would not get better and he
did not want her to have to care for an invalid.
The couple had no children.
Police spokesperson Don Aaron has said that a suicide note was
recovered from the scene and added that Welch had recently been
suffering with 'health issues.'
Long-time Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks said Welch's death
hit her hard.
"The death of Bob Welch is devastating ... I had many great
times with him after Lindsey and I joined Fleetwood Mac. He was an
amazing guitar player - he was funny, sweet - and he was smart. I
am so very sorry for his family and for the family of Fleetwood Mac
- so, so sad," she said.
See Bob Welch performing classic track 'Sentimental Lady' with
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