Alec John Such, founding bassist of Bon Jovi, dies aged 70

Alec John Such
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Alec John Such, a founding member and former bass player of iconic rock band Bon Jovi, has passed away at the age of 70.

The news was confirmed via a statement posted to Bon Jovi’s official Twitter account. A cause of death has not been announced.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.