Published on June 8th, 2012 | by RMX0
Bob Welch (a Former ‘Fleetwood Mac’ Member) Commits Suicide
It has been announced that Bob Welch has committed suicide. The 65 year old was a former member of ‘Fleetwood Mac’. Reports by the AP indicate that the musician was discovered by his wife Wendy Armistead Welch. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while at the family home in Nashville on Thursday. A Nashville Police spokesman (Don Aaron) said that all indications were that it was a suicide and there was a note. He had been suffering from some health issues of recent.
Who is Bob Welch?
He was a vocalist and guitarist with ‘Fleetwood Mac’ from 1971 to 1974. His first solo album titled ‘French Kiss’ was released in September 1977. It included the hit ‘Ebony Eyes’ as well as the equally famous ‘Sentimental Lady’. The singer has been married to Wendy since 1985 and she found him around midday on the 7th of June. The police confirmed that there is no evidence of foul play. Although it was known that Bob Welch was suffering from health issues of recent, no further details were revealed.
When he left ‘Fleetwood Mac’ in 1974, he was replaced by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. They helped to catapult the band to global success. Bob was responsible for the band’s early hits such as ‘Hypnotized’. In 1976 he formed a rock group Paris prior to the release of his first solo album. The news of his untimely death has come as a shock to fans and members of the entertainment industry.