Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan died in London on Friday. He was 68.
"Danny was a huge force in our early years," said a Facebook post. "His love for the Blues led him to being asked to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, where he made his musical home for many years."
Kirwan was just 18 when he joined the band. At the time the band consisted of Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer.
He was fired in 1972 shortly after the release of the album "Bare Trees."
"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 over fifty years," Fleetwood said on Facebook. "Thank you, Danny Kirwan. You will forever be missed!"