Last Updated on August 31, 2023, 3:24 pm
Jack Sonni, a legendary member of Dire Straits, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the age of 68, the band revealed. Although his exact cause of death is unknown, he was allegedly dealing with unidentified health problems earlier this week.
Sonni won’t be participating in upcoming performances “because of health problems,” according to a social media post by the band Dire Straits Legacy on Tuesday.
— Dire Straits 🎸 (@DireStraits77) August 28, 2023
Many of Jack’s fans and co-artists are sending condolences to his family. His funeral details have not been released. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in Peace, Jack Sonni.
John Sonni was born on December 9, 1954, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in the late 1970s; while living in New York City and playing in the band Leisure Class, Sonni met the Knopfler twins, whose debut album and lead song, “Sultans of Swing,” had achieved international success.
Jack Sonni’s Net Worth
Jack was a writer, guitarist, and marketing professional from the United States, best known as “the other guitarist” in Dire Straits during the Brothers in Arms period.
He had spent over forty years in music and gained immense respect and popularity. Jack had earned enough money to pay for a luxurious life. He had an estimated net worth between $2 to $6 Million. However, his actual net worth is not provided publicly.
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After David Knopfler departed the British band a few years later, he was requested to join. He played guitar synthesizer on the international hit “The Man’s Too Strong” for Brothers in Arms, one of the most well-known albums of the 1980s. Sonni had essentially halted his musical career before Dire Straits broke up in 1995.
Around the time of the band’s viral record “Brothers in Arms,” while he was still a member, he made fun of his position as Mark Knopfler’s backup guitarist, jokingly referring to himself as “the other guitar player,” a moniker that stuck.
Around the time of his passing, he was thought to be concentrating on writing. On June 2, he posted his farewell status update to Facebook, writing, “Well chillums, the last social media post for the foreseeable future as I dig into getting my manuscript in shape for my agent’s publisher hunt. Be kind to one another and play nicely! And hug them while you can.”
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