Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Jack Sherman R.I.P. Jack Sherman—the second guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers—has died, as the band has revealed on social media. “We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed,” reads a statement from RHCP. “He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.” Jack Sherman was 64 years old. Sherman joined RHCP after the departure of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak. While Slovak co-wrote several songs on the band’s Andy Gill–produced 1984 debut Red Hot Chili Peppers, he ultimately did not record on any of the album’s original tracks. Sherman co-wrote on the debut, as well as the follow-up, Freaky Styley, but he was fired before recording began, after Slovak asked to return to the group. While he would make small appearances on Mother’s Milk and The Abbey Road E.P. later on, Red Hot Chili Peppers was the sole album on which he served as guitarist.