Alec John Such: Bon Jovi Rock Band Mourns Death of Founding Member, Bass Guitarist

Alec John Such: Bon Jovi Rock Band Mourns Death of Founding Member, Bass Guitarist

  • Bon Jovi was formed in 1983 in New Jersey and is famous for its hit songs that include 'Livin' On a Prayer' and 'Wanted Dead or Alive'
  • Alec John Such left the band in 1994 and was later replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald before the group reunited in 2018
  • The reunion marked the group's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and at the ceremony, Alec spoke fondly of his band mates saying he loves them to death

Founding member of American rock band Bon Jovi Alec John Such has died of unknown causes aged 70.

Bon Jovi Mourn Death of Founding Member, Bass Guitarist Alec John Such
Alec John Such the founding member and bass guitarist of Bon Jovi has died aged 70. Photo: Getty Images, Bon Jovi.
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Heartbroken by his passing

The bass player of the band was pronounced dead through a Tweet by the group who stated he was an integral part of their hit songs.

The Twitter post read in part:

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"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."

Tweet below:

The original bass guitarist was credited with roping drummer Tico Torres and guitarist Richie Sambora into the band.

We will dearly miss him

"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," the Tweet read.

In an earlier story, reported rockstar Jon Bon Jovi had warmed the hearts of many after feeding thousands of people in need in his restaurant.

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On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the celebrity had his tour cancelled during this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he turned his focus on helping people through his JGJ Soul Kitchen, where he asked diners to pay cash donations to cover a meal for those who could not afford meals.

While the pandemic affected his business and got employees staying away from home, he decided to join the kitchen in helping in cleaning dishes.

Feed the people

Jovi spoke to CNN on why he decided to the initiative to feed people and wash dishes to ease work in his restaurant's kitchen.

"There's an in-need population here in New Jersey who depend on us. Hence, the All-Star Hall of Fame dishwasher is back in business," he said.

In more than the 13-week takeout period, the restaurant has given more than 7,800 meals to individuals, families, community partners and frontline workers.


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