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What Became of Carol Sharkey?
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Jon Bon Jovi’s fans were met with shocking news after the iconic singer confirmed his mother, Carol Sharkey, died at the age of 83, just days before her 84th birthday. Many have been curious to learn more about Sharkey’s life.

Jon Bon Jovi’s mother, Carol Sharkey, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

According to a statement (via People), Bon Jovi lauded his mother, saying, “Our mother was a force to be reckoned with. Her spirit and can-do attitude shaped this family. She will be greatly missed.” Carol Sharkey was not only an entrepreneur but also the founder of her rock band and Bon Jovi’s fan club. She was a US Marine veteran in the 1950s and first met Bon Jovi’s father in the corps.

Sharkey spent her final moments at the Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. However, the singer didn’t reveal the cause of his mother’s death.

Bon Jovi band frontman and founder, Jon Bon Jovi, has two brothers, Matthew and Anthony Bongiovi.

As per Today, Matthew has worked as a manager for the band for many years. He has lent his expertise in managing the band and also appeared in their documentary.

On the other hand, Bon Jovi’s second brother, Anthony Bongiovi, is a noted music video director. As per his IMDB portfolio, Anthony, who goes by the pseudonym Tony Bon Jovi, has been a part of many world tours. He has shot tour films for his brother’s band. Tony Bongiovi has also directed catchy and trendy music videos for various prominent artists like KISS and Debbie Gibson.

Source: People, Today, IMDB