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Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green Has Died Aged 73

Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green Has Died Aged 73

Fleetwood Mac co-founder, Peter Green, has passed away aged 73.

His family have released a statement saying that the music legend died in his sleep.

The statement from Swan Turton solicitors, on behalf of the family, 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".

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Musician and songwriter Peter Green at the BMI's annual London Awards dinner in 2006. Credit: PA
Musician and songwriter Peter Green at the BMI's annual London Awards dinner in 2006. Credit: PA

Born in Bethnal Green in east London, Green became a professional guitarist by the age of 15, later co-founding Fleetwood Mac with Mick Fleetwood on drums and Jeremy Spencer on guitar in the late 60s. The band went on to become one of the biggest names across the world.

Following the news, fans have come forward to pay their respects to the rock icon.

One said: "Very sad news that one of the original members of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green has passed away. He wrote some of their brilliant early tunes like the iconic 'Albatross'."

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Another added: "I'm deeply saddened to hear of the death of Peter Green, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac. Arguably the best British blues guitarist of his generation."

A third fan wrote: "One of the original guitar masters who brought blues to the masses, Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green has died aged 73. Absolute riff machine. Rest in peace."

RIP Peter Green.

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Rebecca Shepherd

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