Original BON JOVI bassist Alec John Such has died, as confirmed by the band who shared the news of his passing via their social media. Details surrounding the cause of Such’s death have not been revealed.
A statement on BON JOVI‘s social media reads: “We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such. He was an original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. To be honest, we found our way to each other thru him. He was a childhood friend of Tico [Torres] and brought Richie [Sambora] to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today those special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly.”
Such split with BON JOVI back in 1994, and was replaced by Hugh McDonald, who became a full-time member of the band in 2016.
At the time of Such’s leaving BON JOVI, singer Jon Bon Jovi stated, “Of course it hurts. But I learned to accept and respect it. The fact that I’m a workaholic, studio in, studio out, stage on, stage off, want to be dealing with music day and night, doesn’t mean everyone else has to adjust to that pace. Alec wanted to quit for a while now, so it didn’t come as a complete surprise.”
Alec John Such appeared on BON JOVI‘s self-titled debut album in 1984, as well as on “7800° Fahrenheit” in 1985, “Slippery When Wet” in 1986, “New Jersey” in 1988 and “Keep the Faith” in 1992.
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