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Fleetwood Mac's co-founder Peter Green dies aged 73 'peacefully in his sleep'

Music legend Peter Green, who co-founded Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73, Swan Turton solicitors have confirmed. Peter Green wrote Fleetwood Mac’s hit, Albatross, and was a rock singer-songwriter from East London.

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The statement read: “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.”

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Fleetwood Mac for comment.

Peter was known for writing Fleetwood Mac’s hit Albatross, as well as being a blues and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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Peter Green: Fleetwood Mac’s co founder dies aged 73 (Image: GETTY)

Fleetwood Mac’s co founder Peter Green dies ‘peacefully in his sleep’ (Image: pa)

The star, Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer co-founded Fleetwood Mac in London in 1967.

The band is well known for their tracks Oh Well and Man of the World.

Peter left the group after his final performance in 1970 due to his struggles with mental health at the time.

The rock legend was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and underwent electro-convulsive therapy throughout the mid-70s.

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Mick Fleetwood’s band member Peter Green dies aged 73 (Image: pa)

Peter Green’s fans wade in to share tributes following death (Image: pa)

Fleetwood Mac’s members included Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer.

The eight of them were all inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Earlier this year, Fleetwood, David Gilmour, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and guitarists Jonny Lang and Andy Fairweather Low all performed at the London Palladium together to celebrate the early years of Fleetwood Mac and Peter himself.

It wasn’t long before many social media users rushed to Twitter to share their tributes to the late singer.

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One penned: “Sad to hear the passing of a Peter Green, founder member of Fleetwood Mac. His early work was genius.”

Another tweeted: “Peter Green. One of the greats, a genius.

“Loved his music in the day, and still play it regularly.”

One of his fans also wrote: “Oh no, how sad Pensive face another truly great artist gone.

“My Dad adored him and my house was always filled with the sounds of Peter Green when I was young. Finally at peace now #RIPPeterGreen.”

Newsreader Kay Burley also shared the sad news with her 485,000 Twitter followers, as she posted: “RIP Peter Green. He was 73. Fleetwood Mac,” which was followed by a crying face emoji.

One of her followers replied: “Very sad. One of the very finest Blues guitarists.

“Listen to his early work with John Mayall, before he found greater fame with Fleetwood Mac. RIP.”

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