Bon Jovi founding member and bassist Alec John Such has died A founding member and original bassist for the band Bon Jovi, Alec John Such, has died, according to a tweet by the group Sunday afternoon.
He was 70 years old. “We are heartbroken. to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such.
As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was an integral part of the band’s formation. That was crucial in bringing guitarist Richie Sambora and drummer Tico Torres into the band in the early days.
To be honest, that’s how we found each other. He was a childhood friend of Tico’s and brought Richie over to watch 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 eyes.
He will be sorely missed,” the message said. Formed in New Jersey in 1983, Bon Jovi has had hits with songs like “Livin‘ On a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.
Tales split from the band in 1994. and he was later replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. The group reunited when Bon Jovi was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
At the induction ceremony, Such spoke affectionately to his bandmates about his time, saying, “I love them to death. I always will.
When Jon Bon Jovi called me many years ago and asked me to be in his band, I quickly realized how serious he was and he had a vision to lead us towards.
I was happy to have been a part of that vision,” he said in his speech. He contacted Jon Bon Jovi’s publicist for more information on Such.
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