Mourning for Alec John Such: The musician who was a founding member and bassist of Bon Jovi has died. He was 70 years old.

Alec John Such, founding member and former bassist of the band Bon Jovi, died on Sunday. The group announced this in a post on Twitter. The musician was 70 years old. Nothing is known about the cause of death. “We are heartbroken at the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such. He was an original,” the band members write. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was instrumental in the formation of the band, the statement said.

Bon Jovi further explained that the band came together through search. He made sure that Richie Sambora (62) and Tico Torres (68) were added. “Alec was always wild and full of life. Today those memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye,” the post reads. At the end, the band added, “We will miss him dearly.”

Band exists since 1983

The group Bon Jovi was founded in New Jersey in 1983 by Jon Bon Jovi (60), David Bryan (60), Richie Sambora, Alec John Such and Tico Torres and was popular with songs like “Livin’ On a Prayer” or “Wanted Dead or Alive” famous. Such left the band in 1994 and was later replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald (71). After his exit, Alec John is said to have been such a manager for various bands in New Jersey and to have worked as an entrepreneur.

As Bon Jovi in ​​2018 in the “Rock

He added: “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 that he wanted to show us. And I’m just too happy to have been a part of this vision,” he said in his speech, according to US media reports.