The american keyboardist Andre Lewis is reported to be dead. He passed away on January 31. Lewis was a member of Frank Zappa's last Mothers of Invention lineup (1975-1976) and can be heard on albums as FZ:OZ, Zoot Allures and Läther.
Andre Lewis has been described as a synthesizer pioneer, and also worked as a tester for Roland synthesizers. Lewis also played with Buddy Miles, Roky Erickson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and he also released music of his own project named Mandre.