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R.I.P. Bob Welch

Bob Welch
Bob Welch

Ex-Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch dead: ‘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. He was 66.

Police said Welch’s body was found by his wife Wendy with a single gunshot wound to the chest, and he had left a suicide note. Welch suffered from health problems, but police did not disclose what those issues were.

Mick Fleetwood, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac and Welch’s manager during his solo career, had remained in close contact with his former band mate over the years and told Reuters that Welch’s suicide was “incredibly out of character.” ‘ (Reuters)