Peter Green, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73.

In a brief statement released to media this evening, solicitors acting on behalf of the family of Peter Green announced the news, saying that the former guitarist passed away in his sleep this weekend.

Green formed Fleetwood Mac in 1967 with Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer on guitar and John McVie on bass. Peter Green eventually left the band in 1970, after suffering a decline in mental health due to copious amounts of LSD usage and his involvement with a German commune.

Eventually, Green was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent much of the '70s in and out of psychiatric hospitals, even receiving electroconvulsive therapy at certain points. However, by the '80s and '90s, Green was recording and touring again, albeit without Fleetwood Mac.

Green's early work with the band included songs such as 'Albatross', 'Man of the World', and 'The Green Manalishi', and influenced a diverse range of artists, from Gary Moore and Santana, up to Radiohead and Ultravox.

Here's 'Albatross', recorded in 1968.