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Bob Weston 1947-2012

Bob Weston, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist on the albums "Penguin" and "Mystery to Me," died Tuesday from a gastric intestinal hemorrhage at the age of 64, according to reports.

Weston's official Web site, http://www.bobweston.com/ ,  said police found him dead in his home in north London on Tuesday after friends became concerned that they had not heard from him for several days. Perezhilton.com says the suspicion was raised when Weston never showed up to work on a new album with Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. According to Reuters, London police confirmed Weston's death, and said they were not treating it as suspicious.

Weston replaced guitarist Danny Kirwan joined for Fleetwood Mac in 1972, going on tour with the band for two years. It was during the American tour with Mick Fleetwood that Fleetwood discovered Weston having an affair with his wife, Jenny Boyd. Weston was subsequently fired in 1974.

After his short time with Fleetwood Mac, Weston went on to release several solo albums and played with musicians such as Long John Baldry, Murray Head, Sandy Denny and Steve Marriott, and bands such as Ian Wallace's All-Stars Band, according to Billboard.com.

"My family and I have lost a dear friend; the world has lost an enormously talented musician, with unfinished business," said Weston's Web site webmaster and friend Steve Fairhead on the Web site.

Weston is survived by his younger brother Peter.

Police found Weston's body in his London home on Jan. 3 after friends became concerned about the "the lack of response, having not seen him for a couple of days," explains a message on BobWeston.com.

"He was found in his bed with the TV on; it is presumed he was asleep and didn't suffer," according to a post on the site.

An autopsy revealed the causes of death as gastric intestinal hemorrhage, cirrhosis of the liver and throat problems, reports the Associated Press.

"He was in fine spirits, and was involved in several new projects," his website reveals. "He also seemed to be very fit."

Weston joined Fleetwood Mac in 1972 as a replacement for Danny Kirwan. He played on the albums "Penguin" and "Mystery to Me."

While on tour in late 1973, drummer Mick Fleetwood found out that Weston was having an affair with his wife, Jenny Boyd. Weston was fired, and the rest of the tour was scrapped. Two years later, Mac staples Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the group.

Weston, a Liverpool, England native, released solo material through the years and recorded with various music artists, including Long John Baldry, Murray Head, Bob Welch and Steve Marriott.