Danny Kirwan (far left), the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band’s albums between 1968 and 1972, died Friday at the age of 68. REX/Shutterstock

Danny Kirwan, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band’s albums, died Friday at the age of 68.

Mick Fleetwood, who recruited the then-18-year-old Kirwan to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, confirmed Kirwan’s death with a tribute on the band’s Facebook. No cause of death was announced.

“Today was greeted by the sad news of the passing of Danny Kirwan in London, England. Danny was a huge force in our early years. 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,” Fleetwood wrote.

“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…

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