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    Bon Jovi’s authentic bassist Alec John Such has died

    Alec John Such, the unique bassist of Bon Jovi, has died, it has been confirmed by the band.

    The musician, who was inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame together with his former bandmates in 2018, was 70 years previous. No reason behind loss of life has been made public on the time of writing.

    “We’re heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of our pricey pal Alec John Such,” the band wrote in a press release on social media earlier right this moment (June 5). “He was an authentic. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. To be sincere, we discovered our manner to one another via him – He was a childhood pal of Tico [Torres] and introduced Richie [Sambora] to see us carry out.

    “Alec was all the time wild and lively. Right now these particular reminiscences deliver a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly.”


    — Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) June 5, 2022

    The band’s keyboardist David Bryan added in his personal tweet: “RIP my soul brother…. It was an honor and pleasure to share the stage and to share life with you.”

    RIP my soul brother…. It was an honor and pleasure to share the stage and to share life with you….. 😎❤️🙏

    — David Bryan (@dbdavidbryan) June 5, 2022

    Born in Yonkers, New York in 1951, Such performed in a band referred to as Phantom’s Opera earlier than becoming a member of Bon Jovi. In that early group, he performed alongside Bon Jovi’s future drummer Torres, whereas he additionally performed in a band referred to as Message with Sambora.

    Such joined Bon Jovi in 1983 and performed with them till 1994, at which level he was changed by Hugh McDonald, who remains to be within the band. Such performed on Bon Jovi’s first 5 albums, together with their self-titled debut album, 1985’s ‘7800º Fahrenheit’, the business hit file ‘Slippery When Moist’, 1988’s ‘New Jersey’ and 1992’s ‘Preserve The Religion’.

    He joined his former bandmates on stage on the 2018 Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame induction ceremony. “When Jon Bon Jovi referred to as me up and requested me to be in his band a few years in the past, I quickly realized how critical he was and he had a imaginative and prescient that he wished to deliver us to, and I’m too joyful to have been part of that imaginative and prescient,” he mentioned throughout the induction speech.

    “These guys are one of the best. We had so many nice occasions collectively and we wouldn’t be right here if it wasn’t for these guys. Love them to loss of life and all the time will.”

    See extra tributes to Such from associates and followers beneath.

    Relaxation Simple brother Alec John Such

    — Matthew Bongiovi (@TheMattBongiovi) June 5, 2022

    This one’s exhausting to listen to. Bon Jovi have been an enormous inspiration to me since I took my first breath on this world. Very unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of their legendary authentic bassist Alec John Such. You’ll be missed. Ideas exit to his household, associates and the band 🤘💔

    — Scott king (@scottking2003) June 5, 2022

    RIP Alec John Such, one of many founding members of @BonJovi, my favorite band. I by no means noticed him dwell as he left the band after I was solely seven, however with out him they would not be the band I like who’ve given me a lot.

    — Jack (@mr_botts) June 5, 2022

    RIP Alec John Such. First bass participant with the primary band I actually beloved. That run from Slippery When Moist by New Jersey to Preserve The Religion is so bloody good. #RIPAlecJohnSuch

    — Richard Joyce (@R_J_Joyce) June 5, 2022

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