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Former Fleetwood Mac Member Bob Welch Commits Suicide

Bob Welch, who played with Fleetwood Mac in the early '70s, had been suffering health problems, police say

Bob Welch, a onetime guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Fleetwood Mac, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Nashville home on Thursday, Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN-TV reports. He was 66.

Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told the station that Welch was found by his wife shortly before noon, and that the musician had left a suicide note. According to Aaron, Welch had recently been suffering health woes.

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Welch played with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. The band would later shoot into the stratosphere of the music industry with mega-selling albums such as "Rumours" and "Tusk."

Welch had a moderately successful solo career in the late '70s with hits such as "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes."