Alec John Such, a founding member and long-time bass player for the Rock band Bon Jovi has died. He was 70 years old. No cause of death has been issued. Such was the bass player during one of the band’s most successful commercial periods including 1986’s landmark Slippery When Wet album.
The band issued the following statement “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 (Torres) and brought Richie (Sambora) to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today these special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We will miss him dearly.”
Such founded Bon Jovi with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Tico Torres. Such departed Bon Jovi in 1994 citing burnout. He did reunite with the band when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.