Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2019

Manic Street Preachers star Richey Edwards missing 25 years – lives in Israel

Richey Edwards was believed to have jumped off the Severn Bridge but his sister told the media he faked his disappearance like TV's Reggie Perrin

Manic Street Preachers star Richie James Edwards missing 25 years - lives in Israel photo: official website

Richie Edwards, the star of the rock band Manic Street Preachers, who has been missing for 25 years and a decade ago was officially declared dead, actually lives in a Kibbutz in Israel, according to a new book.

Edwards, who was the guitarist and one of the writers of the Welsh band, disappeared on February 1, 1995, before the band toured the United States.

In the light of the fact that his body had never been found, his family and friends hoped for years to come to life someday. Despite the hopes that were hanged, in 2008 he was declared dead. However, a new book believes that he planned his disappearance.

The co-authors Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes told the media in Wales that they believed Richey Edwards suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, which was never diagnosed, “a form of autism that caused him to block the world around him.”

According to Roberts, in the 1990s Asperger was not diagnosed as he is diagnosed today, “But we do one and another, read books about it, and it seems very appropriate to Richie,” she added.

She also said that in the weeks before his disappearance, Richie spoke at length about Israel and even made a tattoo of Israel in his body.

The book attempts to examine other theories, such as the official theory that Edwards committed suicide as well as a theory according to which he was murdered or killed.

In any case, the police told the media in Wales that although he was officially declared dead, they still consider Richey Edwards “absent.” According to the police, “the case is still not closed, and we invite anyone who has information on the matter to contact us and update us.”

Edwards disappeared on February 1, 1995, while staying at a hotel in central London. He was 27 then.

His vehicle was found on a bridge in southern Britain and the police then estimated that he committed suicide. This is despite the fact that his body was never found. 14 years later, the guitarist was officially declared dead.

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