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Jack Sherman, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist who played on their 1984 debut album, has died. He was 64.

The Chili Peppers confirmed the news of Sherman’s passing via social media in the following statement: “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 cause of death was not shared nor confirmed.

Sherman was RHCP’s second guitarist and replaced Hillel Slovak in 1983. Sherman, however, would later be replaced by Slovak in 1985. In addition to playing on The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sherman also has writing credits on the Chili Peppers’ second studio album, 1985’s Freaky Styley.


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