Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman, 64, dies

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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Jack Sherman, has died at the age of 64.
  • The cause of death has not yet been determined.
  • Jack was the guitarist on the band's debut album and also contributed to their second album.


Jack Sherman, former guitarist for popular rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died at the age of 64. 

According to Deadline, the cause of death has not yet been determined. Jack was the guitarist on the group's debut album and also contributed to their second, the publication reports. 

"We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed. Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA. He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform," a message on the Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Instagram account reads. 

While he made major contributions to the band's early work, standing in for guitarist Hillel Slovak, Jack was not included in those named for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honours, Variety reports. Adding that the musician was "unhappy about being left out". 

After leaving the group, Jack worked with the likes of Bob Dylan, George Clinton and Tonio K.

Compiled by Nikita (Deadline, Variety)

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