Mal Evans was a long time friend of The Beatles. They met him when he was a bouncer at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, an early Beatles venue. Brian Epstein, who managed the Beatles at the time, hired Evans as the group’s assistant roadie. His role with the Beatles eventually expanded into the road manager, assistant, and a friend of all four of the Beatles.
Mal was shot and killed by the LAPD on Jan. 5, 1976, in his rented duplex in Los Angeles. The police were called when Mal’s girlfriend called the police and told them that he was confused and had a gun. The officers mistakenly believed that the air pistol Evans was holding was a rifle and shot him dead. He was 40 years old.
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