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Ex-Fleetwood Mac Member

Commits Suicide

6/7/2012 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A former member of the iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac was found dead at his Nashville home today after shooting himself -- this according to Nashville Police.

66-year-old Bob Welch's body was found by his wife around noon. According to police, Bob shot himself in the chest.

Police say Welch -- who had health issues recently -- left a suicide note.

Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes."

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31.

parlayer    

$$$ can't buy happiness. RIP

804 days ago
32.

wow    

Sad news. R.I.P. Mr. Welch.
Actually played some tunes from the Rumors album today. Good stuff.
Also love "Sentimental Lady" song. What an incredible time of loss lately. All the good ones are leaving.

804 days ago
33.

AgentBlonde    

Sad to hear; so sorry for Bob's wife and family.

804 days ago
34.

harvsgirl    

Why don't these people think about the effect on their family member who finds this mess?

804 days ago
35.

And thats the truth    

The singer from Boston commited suicide a few years back too. They were always a band that I had wanted to see and luckily I got to do that about 3 or 4 years before he killed himself. They were still filling arenas. I don't get it.

804 days ago
36.

harvsgirl    

Pretty selfish and inconsiderate to leave a mess for your family to find.

804 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

R.I.P. and thanks for the audio memories.

804 days ago
38.

Katmc.    

Bob Welsh's Sentimental Lady is one of my all time favorite albums. Very Sad.

804 days ago
39.

Bell    

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

http://www.afsp.org/ Information for the world

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). in the US.

804 days ago
40.

Kathy    

Great Artist, Ebony Eyes is one of the best songs ever

804 days ago
41.

TimP    

They don't have assisted suicide in Tn. Could be medically the pain was to much. It was his way out.

804 days ago
42.

bug    

12.6.7
Seem to recall suicide in the US is the #10 cause of death. Ischaemic heart disease is #1. Aids/grid is #1 in developing nations.

804 days ago
43.

Miva    

Love Bob Welch's Sentimental Lady, he was a very talented singer with the most romantic voice i have ever heard, my heart goes to his wife Wendy, her pics are here http://fandaily.info/?p=24405, she is lovely and her love and support helped him thru his rocky times

804 days ago
44.

steeba    

It's just one o' these major 7th type days...just floatn along not knowin where ur really goin...not carin. We sure have lost a lotta good ppl along the way haven't we ?...Bob wrote these kinda days for us...will always remember u Bob...thnx...

804 days ago
45.

she    

Hello, what about "Future Games"? Thank you for everything but especially that song and all the

804 days ago
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