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Peter Eco-friendly carried out at a charity function at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2004

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Eco-friendly has died aged 73.

Solicitors acting on behalf of his family explained in a assertion: “It is with good disappointment that the family of Peter Eco-friendly announce his dying this weekend, peacefully in his rest.

“A even further assertion will be offered in the coming times.”

Blues rock guitarist Eco-friendly, from Bethnal Eco-friendly in east London, fashioned Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967.

Eco-friendly remaining the band after a final overall performance in 1970, as he struggled with his mental wellness. He was inevitably diagnosed with schizophrenia and put in time in medical center in the mid-70s.

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He was among the the 8 members of the band – together with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer – who have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Shelling out tribute, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale explained Eco-friendly was an artist he “genuinely beloved and admired”. In a tweet, he explained: “I supported the original Fleetwood Mac at Redcar Jazz Club when I was in a local band… he was a breathtaking singer, guitarist and composer. I know who I will be listening to these days. RIP”

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An early line-up of Fleetwood Mac (L-R): Peter Eco-friendly, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan

In February this 12 months, artists including Fleetwood, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and guitarists Jonny Lang and Andy Fairweather Reduced carried out at the London Palladium in a gig celebrating the early decades of Fleetwood Mac and its founder, Eco-friendly.