Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has died.
The legendary guitarist, who formed the band alongside Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer and John McVie in 1967, was 73.
A statement from Swan Turton solicitors, acting on behalf of the family, confirmed the news on Saturday.
It said: “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.
“A further statement will be provided in the coming days”.
Green was among the eight members of the band — along with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Spencer — who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
He had left Fleetwood Mac after a final performance in 1970 as he struggled with mental health difficulties.
He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent time in hospitals undergoing electro-convulsive therapy during the mid-70s.
Earlier this year, artists including Fleetwood, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and guitarists Jonny Lang and Andy Fairweather Low performed at the London Palladium during a gig celebrating the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder.
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