Jon Bon Jovi announced today on social media that bassist Alec John Such, a founding member of Bon Jovi, died at the age of 70. (June 5).
What was Alec John Such cause of death?
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“We are heartbroken to learn of the death of our dear friend Alec John Such,” Bon Jovi wrote. “He was a one-of-a-kind.” Alec was a founding member of Bon Jovi and was instrumental in the band’s formation. To be honest, we met through him – he was Tico’s [Torres’] childhood friend who brought Richie [Sambora] to see us perform. Alec was always rambunctious and full of life. Those special memories still bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye today. We will miss him terribly.”
Who was Alec John Such?
John Such was born on November 14, 1951, in Yonkers, New York, and previously played in a band with Sambora called The Message before joining Bon Jovi. In the early 1980s, John Such was the manager of Sayreville, New Jersey’s Hunka Bunka Ballroom. He saw the potential of a young musician on a mission when he booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones there.
Torres and Sambora were brought in by John Such, while Bon Jovi brought in his childhood friend David Bryan, who was a member of a previous band, Atlantic City Expressway. Slippery When Wet, the band’s third album, sold 12 million copies, and its follow-up, 1988’s New Jersey, had even more hits.
In 2000, John Such told The Asbury Park Press, “The record company used to lie about my age.” “I started when I was 31. I was at least a decade older than the rest of the band. My sister became enraged because the newspapers referred to her as my older sister when she was actually younger.”
John Such stayed with the band until 1994, when he left. Hugh McDonald, who joined the band as an official member in 2016, took his place.
“I started to burn out when I was 43,” he said in this interview. “It felt like work, and I wasn’t in the mood to work.” I originally joined a band because I didn’t want to work.”
Back in 1994, Bon Jovi compared Such’s departure to that of the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman.
“They simply expanded in different directions.” It’s understandable…just because I want to keep making records doesn’t mean everyone else has to.”
When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, John Such was present and delivered an impassioned speech.
“When Jon Bon Jovi called me many years ago and asked me to be in his band, I quickly realized how serious he was, and he had a vision that he wanted us to take, and I’m too happy to be a part of that vision,” he explained.
“These guys are the best,” he continued. We’ve had so many good times together, and we wouldn’t be here without these guys. I adore her and will always do.”
The band shared a video of his speech, as well as a montage of John Such’s signature song “Blood on Blood,” on which he occasionally took lead vocals at live shows.