Alec John Such, a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died at the age 70. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band.”
Jon Bon Jovi on Sunday announced the death of John Such, the New Jersey rock band’s bassist from 1983 to 1994.
“He was an original,” Jon Bon Jovi wrote in a post on Twitter. “As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band.”
JBJ says the memories bring a smile to his face and a “tear to my eye.” No details about the circumstances of his death were released.
John Such departed the band in 1994 when he was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. He later rejoined the band for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jon Bon Jovi, 60, credited Such for bringing the band together, noting that he was a childhood friend of drummer Tico Torres and brought guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora to see the band perform.
Such had played in a band called the Message with Sambora.
No details on when or how John Such died were immediately available. A publicist for Bon Jovi didn’t immediately respond to