Danny Kirwan, the Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, has died in London at the age of 68. The rock band took to Facebook on Friday, on June 8 to announce the death of their legendary member, however, they have not specified the cause of death.
The statement attributed to the band and its co-founder Mick Fleetwood reads,
Danny’s true legacy, in my mind, will forever live on in the music he wrote and played so beautifully as a part of the foundation of Fleetwood Mac, that has now endured for over fifty years.
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Born on 13 May 1950 in Brixton, London, Danny was only 18 when he joined Fleetwood Mac and according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, at the time, it consisted of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer.
While he was with the band, Danny contributed guitar and vocal work in addition to songwriting. His talents were first featured on the band's 1969 song Then Play On.
He also worked on several other albums, including 1970's Kiln House and 1971's Future Games.
During the 80's and 90's, Danny experienced a period of homelessness in London and even struggled with mental health issues.
Rest In Peace Danny!