Alec John Such: Legendary Bon Jovi Bassist Dies at 70
Alec John Such, a founding member of the US rock band Bon Jovi has passed away.
The group announced the death of the star, aged 70, on Sunday evening but no reason was stated for the cause of death.
John was credited with bringing the band together and he played with them between 1983 and 1994.
One of the founding members of the legendary US rock band Bon Jovi, Alec John Such, has died at the age of 70. The group announced the death of the bassist, who played with them between 1983 to 1994, on Sunday evening.
During John’s time in the band, they released hits such as You Give Love a Bad Name, Bad Medicine, and Livin’ on a Prayer.
Bon Jovi also credited him with bringing the band together and regarded him as “wild and full of life”.
Singer and songwriter, Jon Bon Jovi tweeted:
“Alec was integral to the formation of the band. To be honest we found our way to each other through him…”
Alec John Such was born in New York on 14 November 1951. He was a familiar figure on the New Jersey music scene where the band emerged, according to the Associated Press. Before Bon Jovi was formed, John played in another band called “The Message”.
He was the manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville and was in charge of Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones’ bookings before finally joining the band himself.
Alec quit the band at 43 when he was beginning to get burned out. He was replaced by Hugh John McDonald but joined the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.