Bon Jovi member and bassist founder Alec John Such has died

According to a tweet from the team on Sunday afternoon, a founding member and authentic bass of the band Bon Jovi

Contestant Alec John Such has passed away. He was once 70 years old.

The message read, "We are shocked to hear of the passing of our valued friend, Alec John Such.

He was once original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was once instrumental in the formation of the band." 

The announcement stated that guitarist Richie Sambora and drummer Tico Torres would be 

It used to be quintessential to bring to the band in its early days. 

"To be honest, we found our way through him for every second - 

He was once a childhood friend of Tiko and gave it to Richie for us to see the performance. 

Alec used to be constantly wild and full of life. Today these unique memories give a smile 

Tears welled up on my face and in my eyes. We will cross him dearly,” the message said. 

Bon Jovi was once made in 1983 in New Jersey 

and has had hits with several songs including "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive".