No, Maze singer Frankie Beverly (born Howard Beverly on December 6, 1946 in Philadelphia) is still alive. After he saw Frankie Lymon perform at age nine, he got the nickname "Little Frankie".
Beverly started Maze in 1976, and they have a total of eight gold records:
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Golden Time of Day, Inspiration, Joy and Pain, We Are One, Can't Stop the Love, Silky Soul, and Back to Basics.
He accepted the BET Lifetime Achievement Award on July 1, 2012 at the BET awards.