“We are heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of our pricey pal Alec John Such. He was an unique. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band,” the message mentioned.

Such was very important to bringing guitarist Richie Sambora and drummer Tico Torres to the band in its fledgling days, the assertion mentioned.

“To be sincere, we discovered our method to one another through him — He was a childhood pal of Tico and introduced Richie to see us carry out. Alec was all the time wild and vigorous. Today these particular reminiscences deliver a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly,” the message mentioned.

Bon Jovi was fashioned in New Jersey in 1983 and has had hits with songs together with “Livin’ On a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Such parted methods with the band in 1994 and was later changed by bassist Hugh McDonald.

The group was reunited when Bon Jovi was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. At the induction ceremony, Such spoke fondly of his time together with his band mates, saying, “(I) love them to demise. I all the time will.”

“When Jon Bon Jovi referred to as me up and requested me to be in his band a few years in the past, I quickly realized how critical he was and he had a imaginative and prescient that he wished to deliver us to. And I’m solely too glad to have been part of that imaginative and prescient,” he mentioned in his speech.

CNN has reached out to Jon Bon Jovi’s publicist for added info on Such.

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