Based on a recent report published by the Associated Press, the former member of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Welch committed suicide at 65 years old. According to the report of the police officers, the singer shot himself on Thursday afternoon.
Wendy Armistead Welch, the wife of Bob Welch, found his husband dead of a self-inflicting gunshot wound in their Nashville residence on Thursday. Investigators are convinced the death of the former Fleetwood Mac member was a suicide because a note was found next to his body.
His widow, Wendy, is not sure what might have pushed the guitarist to take his life. She believes the act might be related to the fact that the singer was recently diagnosed with a severe disease. Medical reports have shown that Bob shot himself in the chest before Wendy found him at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Bob Welch is most known for his collaboration with Fleetwood Mac between 1971 and 1974. In 1976, he formed his own British rock band called Paris and created numerous hits including “Sentimental Lady” and “Ebony Eyes”. He continued to sing with his colleagues at Fleetwood Mac; in fact, Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backup vocals for his song “Sentimental Lady”.
He registered the greatest success in 1977 when he released several number one hits. “Dreams” and “Don’t Stop” were some of the songs that were released that year, whereas “Hold Me” and “Little Lies” became hits in 1982 and, respectively, 1987.
Back in the 90s, Bob argued with the members of Fleetwood Mac because when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they left him outside. Welch was very disappointed by his former colleagues’ reaction. He told the press that he was an “integral part of the band” and he deserved to be acknowledged as such.
Singer Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac told reporters that she was very saddened to hear Welch passed away. She declared that he was an extraordinary person and a talented guitar player.