EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ -(SBN)- Randy Alexander, president of Randex Public Relations and a 20-year veteran of the music publicity industry whose clients included music legends Bobby Rydell, Robert Hazzard, Deep Purple, Joe Piscopo, Randy Bachman, the Amazing Kreskin, the Steve Miller Band, and many others, died at home Sunday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.
Alexander was an award-winning journalist for several papers, including the Courier-Post and the Times of Trenton, before switching over to publicity more than 20 years ago. He headed Randex Communications, was an executive board member of the Philadelphia Music Alliance, and was a member of the Grammy Recording Academy.
Alexander joined former Asbury Jukes musician Tony Palligrosi, executive director of the Light of Day Foundation, at the SBN studios two years ago for an in-person interview to discuss the foundation’s upcoming music festival to raise money and awareness for research hoping to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neurological illnesses “through the awesome power of music.”
You can hear that interview in the player below.
“He began his new journey peacefully in his home in Marlton, N.J. surrounded by his family,” said family spokesperson Renee Pfefer Sunday night in an update on the GoFundMe page she set up to help Randy’s family defray medical expenses. “The words do not exist that can begin to express the gratitude to you all who have donated and prayed for him. Randi (his wife), Zoe, and Harrison (their children) send their heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming love, generosity, and support which has been a blessing and will never be forgotten.”
Read Randy’s obituary in the Asbury Park Press.
The fund-raising campaign has already collected more than $30,000 in pledges. You can contribute by clicking on the button below.