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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Jack Sherman, has passed away recently at the age of 64.

The guitarist contributed to their albums Freaky Styley, Mother's Milk and The Abbey Road EP, and played the band's debut self-titled album.

Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the passing of their former group member in a Instagram post on Friday.  

"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." The post read.

It is also reported that the cause of death is not known as yet.

Sherman's work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers is considered essential by fans, however, he was not included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, when the band was inducted.

Sherman did indeed blame the band's members for excluding him and stated in an interview that "It appeared to be a politically correct way of omitting Dave Navarro and I for whatever reasons they have that are probably the band's and not the Hall's."

He added that; "It's really painful to see all this celebrating going on and be excluded. I'm not claiming that I've brought anything other to the band... but to have soldiered on under arduous conditions to try to make the thing work. And I think that's what you do in a job, looking back. And that's been dishonored. I'm being dishonored, and it sucks."

Sherman is also famous for work done outside of the band which includes his work on Tonio K.'s Notes from the Lost Civilization, Bob Dylan's Knocked Out Loaded, as well as George Clinton and Feargal Sharkey albums.

The famous guitarist's legacy will forever live on in the music he has brought to our ears.

Rest In Peace Jack Sherman. You will be missed.

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