Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies, aged 64

Jack Sherman, second guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died at the age of 64, the band have confirmed via social media. No cause of death has been disclosed.

The guitarist replaced Hillel Slovak, founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, in 1983, but his relationship with the group was tempestuous. He was not included when the Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. 

“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,” the band’s Instagram statement read.