Danny Kirwan, Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dies at 68

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Danny Kirwan (second from left) and the rest of Fleetwood Mac pictured in 1969

Kirwan was part of the iconic band from 1968-1972, playing on the albums 'Then Play On,' 'Blues Jam at Chess,' 'Kiln House,' 'Future Games' and 'Bare Trees.'

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died, according to Mick Fleetwood, one of the band's founders. He was 68.

Fleetwood said in a Facebook post that Kirwan died Friday in London. No cause of death was given.

Kirwan was part of the iconic band from 1968-1972, playing on the albums Then Play On, Blues Jam at Chess, Kiln House, Future Games and Bare Trees.

Fleetwood wrote that Kirwan's legacy "will forever live on in the music he wrote and played so beautifully as a part of the foundation of Fleetwood Mac."

Kirwan was among the eight members of the band — along with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green, John McVie, Christine McVie and Jeremy Spencer — who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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