Cicardi is the nickname of Dr. Charles Scott, inventor of Psi-Grafico and host of the longest-runing weekly show devoted to mentalism (Mindprobe.) Cicardi is a family name, used by Bascom Jones in MAGICK for his many contributions.
Charlie is very much alive, I spoke with him by phone yesterday. He lives in Sarasota Florida with his wife Alea. He's the single most influential inspiration for me in my development as a mentalist.