Former Fleetwood Mac Member Commits Suicide

Jun 8, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A former member of the rock band Fleetwood Mac was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide, People.com reports. Bob Welch was 65.

bob-welch.jpgBob Welch

It is believed that Welch had been suffering from health problems, the story notes. He shot himself in the chest and left a suicide note.

A singer-guitarist, Welch joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971 and performed on several tours and albums before leaving the group in 1974 to pursue a solo career, the story says. He found success in 1977 with a new version of "Sentimental Lady," which he first recorded with Fleetwood Mac, and with the hit singles "Ebony Eyes" and "Hot Love, Cold World," the story adds.

Here’s a video of Bob Welch performing his song "Hypnotized" — an early Fleetwood Mac staple — at the Roxy Theatre in L.A. in 1981, with members of Fleetwood Mac joining in.

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