Fleetwood Mac: Bob Welch Commits Suicide

Bob Welchdied on Thursday of an apparent suicide at home in Nashville.

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Bob Welch, an early member of rock band Fleetwood Mac who enjoyed a successful solo career with hits such as "Ebony Eyes," died on Thursday of an apparent suicide at home in Nashville, police said.

"Officers discovered Mr. Welch with a single gunshot wound to the chest," Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told Reuters.

"There was a suicide note found at the residence. Mr. Welch had health issues. The police are investigating it as a suicide, and there was no evidence of foul play."

Welch, 66, was found by his wife.

He played guitar and was a vocalist with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974, before the band found its largest measure of fame on albums such as 1977's "Rumours" after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group.

Welch worked on early Fleetwood Mac albums such as "Future Games" and "Bare Trees."

The singer and guitarist left Fleetwood Mac in 1974 and formed a hard rock group called Paris. Three years after that, he released his solo album, "French Kiss," which went platinum and produced the hits "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes."

Thanks for the report to Jam!Canoe.

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    Salvo416 wrote: ...and this is not front page news why?
    Because UG needs to make sure that we know for the 10th time that black sabbath is leaving the door open for Bill Ward....
    not good times, his music is awesome. R.I.P may you bless the afterlife with you're tunes
    Not familiar with his work, but obviously he had problems. Condolences to his family and friends.
    Swear I've heard this a couple of months ago? yet he committed suicide on 7th, maybe deja vue