Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died at the age of 64, according to a post on the band's official social media accounts.
Sherman was the band's second guitarist, having replaced Hillel Slovak in 1983. Sherman is credited for recording guitar parts on the band's 1984 self-titled debut album. Shortly after the release of the album, he was fired and Slovak rejoined the Chili Peppers.
By the time the band recorded their second album, 1985's Freaky Styley, much of the material had already been written with contributions from Sherman. He has writing credits on the album although he did not record on it. Sherman also has credits in 1988's The Abbey Road E.P. for an inclusion of a song from the band's debut album. He also provided backing vocals for two songs on 1989's Mother's Milk.
When the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Sherman was notably left out of being inducted.
The band shared a photo of Sherman to their social media accounts to share the news, saying, "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."
No cause of death has been noted at the time of this writing.