Bob Weston, a former guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 64. An autopsy revealed that he died from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, cirrhosis, and a throat ailment.
Weston joined Fleetwood Mac in 1972, replacing Danny Kirwan. He played on both ‘Penguin’ and ‘Mystery to Me.’ During a tour the next year, however, drummer Mick Fleetwood discovered the guitarist was having an affair with his wife, Jenny Boyd, which led to Weston’s immediate firing.
Weston went on to release three solo albums, his last being 1999’s ‘There’s a Heaven.’
On Weston’s official website, his friend Steve Fairhead wrote:
“It is with great pain that I must announce that Bob Weston has died. He was found dead at home in his London flat in the evening of the 3rd January, by police making a forced entry. Local friends had become concerned at the lack of response, having not seen him for a couple of days. Cause of death has been attributed to a gastrointestinal haemorrhage. He was found in his bed with the TV on; it is presumed he was asleep and didn’t suffer…
“I spoke to Bob just a few days before Xmas; we had discussed him spending Xmas with us, but he had some gigs to do in London. Instead we made plans for a visit early in the New Year. He was in fine spirits, and was involved in several new projects. He also seemed to be very fit…
“My family and I have lost a dear friend; the world has lost an enormously talented musician, with unfinished business…”