Andrew Celani -

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch was found dead in his Nashville home on Thursday from an apparent suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A suicide note was later found at the house. He was 65 years old.

Mick Fleetwood shared with Reuters his reaction to the shocking news, emphasizing that Bob Welch’s legacy will endure for years to come, even though his tenure with the band lasted only 3 years (1971-74).

“He was a very, very profoundly intelligent human being and always in good humor, which is why this is so unbelievably shocking. He was a huge part of our history, which sometimes gets forgotten….Mostly his legacy would be his songwriting abilities that he brought to Fleetwood Mac, which will survive all of us.”

Singer Stevie Nicks also released a statement, echoing the same sentiments as Mick Fleetwood in that Welch was such a talented musician.

Nicks said, “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.”

Andrew Celani –


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