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