Bon Jovi’s original bass player, Alec John Such, has died at the age of 70. No cause of death has been revealed yet.  The band announced his passing on social media, saying, “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 these special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We will miss him dearly.”

Such was a founding member of the band and was with them through their most successful era, playing on the Slippery When Wet and New Jersey albums. He was included in their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. He said in his acceptance speech: “When Jon Bon Jovi called me up and asked me to be in his band many years ago, I soon realized how serious he was and he had a vision that he wanted to bring us to, and I am only too happy to have been a part of that vision… These guys are the best. We had so many great times together… [I] love them to death and always will.”

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