Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 73

Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at the age of 73
His family's legal representatives, Peter Fleetwood Mac, co-founder and rock guitarist Peter Green, confirmed that at the age of 73.

"With great sadness, the family of Peter Green announced his death this weekend peacefully while he was asleep," Swan Torton's lawyers said in a statement. The company added that another statement will be issued in the coming days.

The English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Bethnal Green in East London formed Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967.

In 1965, Green Eric Clapton filled John Mayal and Bluesbreakers - where Fleetwood played drums. Two years later, Green and Fleetwood left the band to form Fleetwood Mac, and later convinced Bluesbreakers musician John McVie to join them.

Green wrote some of the band's most prominent songs, including "Albatros", "Black Woman Magic" and "Man of the World".

He left the band in 1970, after releasing three albums. Fleetwood Mac eventually expanded to include Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and others.

Green and other Fleetwood Mac members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Fleetwood posted a greeting to Green on Facebook on Saturday, describing his former colleague, "My Good Friend."

Fleetwood wrote to me, and every previous and current member of Fleetwood Mac, the loss of Peter Green is tremendous, “Peter was the man who started the Fleetwood Mac squad with myself, John McVeigh, and Jeremy Spencer. No one would have entered the Fleetwood Mac without Reverence for Peter Green and his talent, and for the fact that music must shine bright and always be connected with relentless passion !!! "

Peter, I will miss you, but the rest of your music continues. "Thank you for asking me to be a drummer since those years. We did a good job, and the path came to hell with a musical path that many people enjoyed."

A number of other musicians praised Greene after his death was announced. Singer and Whitesnik David Coverdale tweeted that Green was "an artist who really loved and admired him."

"I supported the original Fleetwood Mac at the Redcar Jazz Club when I was in a local band. He was a singer, guitar player, and amazing composer. I know who I will listen to today."

Black Saturday player Gezer Butler also expressed his grief after hearing Green's death, describing him as a "great one."

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