Original Bon Jovi bassist and founding member, Alec John Such, has passed away. News of his passing broke via a post to social media from Bon Jovi. Such was 70 years old.
In a post on the official Bon Jovi social media channels, they wrote: “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 through 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.”
The post was then followed up by a tribute video to Such. Floods of condolences and further tributes have been posted online.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) June 5, 2022
Such left the band in 1994, but was with them in 2018 when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. His work as a bassist lives on in the band’s self-titled debut in 1984, as well as 7800° Fahrenheit in 1985, Slippery When Wet in 1986, New Jersey in 1988 and 1992’s Keep the Faith.
Fans have shared their tributes on Twitter.
— Steph Morin (@morin_steph) June 5, 2022
Gutted to hear of the passing of Alec John Such, a member of Bon Jovi when I fell in love with the band and played all the early gigs I was at. I’ll treasure catching that plec at the keep the faith tour a little bit more now #RipAlecJohnSuch #BonJovi pic.twitter.com/IuYxxoroSK
— Phe23 (@PabloWFC) June 5, 2022