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Peter Green, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, dies at the age of 73

Peter Green, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, passed away at the age of 73.

Swan Turton’s lawyers’ statement on behalf of the family confirmed the news on Saturday.

It said: “It is with great sadness that Peter Green’s family peacefully announces his death this weekend.

“A statement will be made in the coming days.”

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The influential Bethnal Green blues rock guitarist from London formed Fleetwood Mac in 1967 with drummer Mick Fleetwood in London.

Green left Fleetwood Mac after a last performance in 1970 as he struggled with mental health issues.

Eventually, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent time in hospitals undergoing electroconvulsive therapy in the mid-1970s.

Green was one of eight members of the band – along with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer – who entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Earlier this year, artists such as 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 performance honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder Peter Green.