Alec John Such, a founding member of the legendary rock band Bon Jovi, has passed away. He was 70 years old.
Such, the New Jersey band’s bassist from 1983 until 1994, died on Sunday, according to the band. There were no immediate details on when or how Such died. Jon Bon Jovi’s spokesperson did not react to inquiries sent to him right away.
Such, who was a boyhood friend of drummer Tico Torres and brought guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora to see the band perform, was credited by Bon Jovi with putting the band together. Such has previously collaborated with Sambora in the band Message.
Yonkers is a New York-based band. Such was a well-known personality in the booming New Jersey music scene, which aided in the formation of Bon Jovi. Before joining Jon Bon Jovi’s band, Such worked as the manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, where he booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones.
During Bon Jovi’s heyday in the 1980s, he was a member of the band. In 1994, Such left the band and was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. He later returned to the band for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rest Easy, Such.