| photo: RHCP Live Archive
“He was a unique guy and we thank him for all the experiences, good, bad and in the meantime,” the group wrote on its official twitter account.
Sherman replaced Hillel Slovakia, a founding member of the group, for two years in 1983. He played with Red Hot Chilli Peppers on his first tour in 1984 and collaborated on songs that were released on the band’s second album.
He also co-recorded The Abbey Road EP and Mother’s Milk and later collaborated with other musicians, including Bob Dylan and George Clinton.
In 2012, he stated that he felt humiliated when he was not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with other members of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
“On behalf of the RHCP family, we want to wish Jack Sherman a smooth voyage to other worlds,” the band added.