In Memoriam: Alec John Such
We have sad news to report today as founding Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such has passed away at the age of 70. Details of his death were not announced, but a statement was shared on the band’s official Twitter feed.
“We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such,” it wrote. “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 and brought Richie to see 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 eye. We’ll miss him dearly.”
Such was born in Yonkers, New York, and was part of the New Jersey rock scene during the ‘70s and ‘80s, where he hooked up with Richie Sambora in The Message. He would help form Bon Jovi in 1982 and stayed with the band through 1994 when he was replaced by Hugh McDonald. He would reunite with the band in 2018 as a part of their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Alec John Such.