What a strange method of suicide.
He missed out on the mega-popularity of the band but was there for their first few charting albums and then had a decently successful stint as a solo performer in the US scoring Gold and Platinum albums. The news is made worse as it was a suicide
Welch's wife found his body in their Nashville home Thursday afternoon, police say
"All indications are that it was a suicide," a police spokesman says
Welch played guitar with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 until late 1974
His biggest hits solo hits were "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes"
(CNN) -- Bob Welch, a guitarist who played with Fleetwood Mac before launching a solo career, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest, Nashville, Tennessee, police said Thursday. He was 66.
Welch's wife found his body in their Nashville home about 12:15 p.m., Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said.
"All indications are that it was a suicide," Aaron said. A suicide note was found, he said.
Welch played guitar with Fleetwood Mac starting in 1971. He left the group in late 1974, just before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group.
His biggest hits, "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes," came from his debut solo album "French Kiss," released in November 1977
Last edited by POP!; 08-06-2012 at 12:37 AM.
"He was an amazing guitar player - he was funny, sweet - and he was smart - I'm so very sorry for his family and for the family of Fleetwood Mac - so, so sad" - Stevie Nicks
Sad news. He is from the mid period of Fleetwood Mac, between the original UK blues group and the US West Coast version but wrote some excellent songs. RIP
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