(MANDATORY CREDIT Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) Bon Jovi, live, Moscow Music Peace Festival 1989 at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, USSR, 12th and 13th August, 1989. Alec John Such (bass). (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

Alec John Such, Bon Jovi’s original bassist, has died at the age of 70

Author Samuel Järvinen - 6.6.2022

Hard rock legend Bon Jovi’s original bassist Alexander “Alec” John Such has died. The bassist was 70 years old at the time of his death. The passing is confirmed by Jon Bon Jovi, the band’s leading figure.

Jon Bon Jovi writes on social media:

 “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. … 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 played in Bon Jovi from its formation in 1983 until 1994, when he was fired from the band.