Bob Welch, Early Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Kills Self at 65
Bob Welch, the influential guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac in the band’s early days, took his life today at his Nashville-area home, WKRN-TV reports.
Welch, 65, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. His wife found him about 12:15 p.m. at their home in Antioch. He had recently suffered undisclosed health issues, a Metro police spokesperson said.
Welch played with Fleetwood Mac in the early to mid-1970s, before the group achieved superstar status with Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumours (1977).