Bon Jovi founding member, Alec John Such, dead at 70

The entire music world was shaken this week after it was announced that a bassist legend had passed away unexpectedly.

According to Fox News, Alec John Such, a founding member of Bon Jovi, was confirmed dead on Sunday in a statement from the band. The iconic bass player was 70.

“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,” the band wrote.

It added: “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.”

As one would expect after the passing of a music legend, who some argue is one of the most talented bass players in modern music history, tributes to Such came pouring in across social media on Sunday evening.

“RIP my soul brother…. It was an honor and pleasure to share the stage and to share life with you…..” Bon Jovi keyboardist and founding member David Bryan wrote.

Clearly, Such will be missed by millions around the world in addition to his friends and family, but his music — much of which is iconic — will live on forever.