Jack Sherman, a renowned American guitarist has passed away at the age of 65. The cause of death has not been revealed yet. The band’s official social-media pages confirmed Sherman’s passing without disclosing a cause. “We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed,” a statement read. “He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad, and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.” Sherman, who joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in late 1983, was a replacement for founding member Hillel Slovak, who departed in pursuit of a different project. Sherman would go on to tour with the band for their debut album, and he also co-wrote several songs for their follow-up record, Freaky Styley. When Slovak asked to return in 1985, the band effectively fired Sherman. 
Sherman was born in Miami on January 18, 1956. He joined the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers in December 1983, replacing their founding member, Hillel Slovak. Sherman would remain with the band for their first tour in 1984 to support the release of the first album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This turned out to be only album on which he would act as guitarist. He co-composed material on the debut album as well as several songs on the follow-up record, Freaky Styley. However, Slovak requested to return to the band in early 1985, leading to Sherman being fired before recording on the latter album commenced. In spite of this, he later provided the backing vocals to the band's albums Mother's Milk and The Abbey Road E.P.. He subsequently collaborated with Bob Dylan in Knocked Out Loaded, George Clinton in R&B Skeletons in the Closet, as well as Feargal Sharkey and Peter Case. We express our deepest condolence to the family of the departed.