London: Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, has died. He was 73.

The law firm, Swan Turton, announced the death in a statement Saturday. It said he died “peacefully in his sleep.″ A further statement will be provided in the coming days.

British rock and blues guitarist Peter Green, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, pictured in 2001, has died.

British rock and blues guitarist Peter Green, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, pictured in 2001, has died.Credit:AP

Green, to some listeners, was the best of the British blues guitarists of the 1960s. B.B. King once said Green “has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.”

Green also made a mark as a composer, with Albatross, and as a songwriter, with Oh Well and Black Magic Woman.



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