Alec John Such, Founding Member of Bon Jovi, Dies at Age 70

Alec John Such, the founding member of Bon Jovi, died at the age of 70.

“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,” Bon Jovi announced on social media on June 5.

The band did not disclose the cause of death.

Bon Jovi also shared a video montage tribute featuring a live performance of Such’s signature 1988 song, “Blood on Blood,” in which he would occasionally take the lead vocal role on live shows.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi and keyboardist David Bryan tapped Such to form the band in 1983, with Such as the bassist.

Such left the Grammy Award-winning band in 1994, saying that the band “felt like work, and I didn’t want to work.”

Hugh MacDonald replaced Such as the bassist.

Such reunited with the group in 2018 when it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“These guys are the best. We had so many great times together and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those guys. Love them to death and always will,” Such said in a speech at the induction ceremony.

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