03:01 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 06/07/2012 06:00PM
Bob Welch, a singer-guitarist who left Fleetwood Mac for a successful solo career with such 1970s hits as "Ebony Eyes" and "Sentimental Lady," was found dead in his Nashville home of an apparent suicide on Thursday. He was 65.
Welch, who was believed to have suffered health problems recently, shot himself in the chest and left a suicide note, says police spokesman Don Aaron, according to the Associated Press.
Welch's wife found his body Thursday afternoon.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
13-Year-Old YouTube Star Caleb Logan Bratayley Died After Medical Emergency: 'There Was No Foul Play,' Police Say
Caleb Logan of the Popular YouTube Family the Bratayleys Has Died at the Age of 13
Bindi Irwin Delivers First Perfect 10 on Dancing with the Stars with Stunning Tribute to Late Father Steve Irwin: 'For the Rest of My Life, I'll Kind of Feel Like He's Going to Come Home'
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's Daughter, Isabella Cruise, Marries Boyfriend Max Parker in Secret London Wedding
Marketing Exec Fired Due to Racist Facebook Post About Coworker's Son
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!