On This Day: Fleetwood Mac's former guitarist dies of suicide

music news 07/06/2018

Six years ago today, Bob Welch passed away at the age of 66.  After Welch left Fleetwood Mac in 1974, he led a successful solo career with hits "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes".

His wife found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in their Nashville home. According to her, three months prior, doctors have told Welch that he would not be able to walk again after his spinal surgery. As he was also in constant severe pain, he was not inclined to have his wife take care of an 'invalid'.