On this day in 1998 Gus Alex passed away. His career was a very successful one, from Jake Guzik’s protege to Syndicate fixer, an a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit for over 30 years under the likes of Ricca, Accardo, and Giancana. He was a big political influencer and the connections he built up over time would always ensure his position with the organization during the unstable leadership of the decade.

Alex died of a heart attack in federal prison after Leonard Patrick, a close Outfit associate, wore a “wire” and taped Alex for the FBI.