Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch's wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m.
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" in 1977 and "Ebony Eyes" in 1978. Fleetwood
Mac's Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backup vocals on
Aaron said Welch apparently had had health issues recently. He said a suicide note was left.