We’re checking this, but there’s a report from a French news agency that Alexis Mardas, aka Magic Alex, has died. According to the report, he was 74.
Update: This has now been confirmed. We’ve written a story for Billboard that will be up soon.
Update #2: My story on Billboard.com: http://ow.ly/EHEY307ZDDU
Source: Beatles News from Steve Marinucci