Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Found Dead

Published 11 years ago on June 8, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Found Dead -

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch has been found dead athis Nashville home, aged 66.

According to local news network WKRN the guitarist, who playedwith Fleetwood Mac between '71 - '74, was found by his wife with anapparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at around 12.15pm.

Bart Herbison, executive director of the Nashville SongwritersAssociation, quoted Wendy Welch as saying Welch had spinal surgerythree months ago, doctors told him he would not get better and hedid 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 wasrecovered from the scene and added that Welch had recently beensuffering with 'health issues.'

Long-time Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks said Welch's deathhit her hard.

"The death of Bob Welch is devastating ... I had many greattimes with him after Lindsey and I joined Fleetwood Mac. He was anamazing guitar player - he was funny, sweet - and he was smart. Iam 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' withChristine McVie and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac below:



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