The Manic Street Preachers formed back in Wales 1986. Their success spanning over the past three decades.

Winning accolades for the NME Best Band of 1996, the Sunday Times Writers’ best Album of 1996, Best Album and Best Group at the 1997 Brit Award. The list goes on…..

Twelve Albums later their success continues. 

Guitarist and Song writer, Ritcheys disappearance remains an unsolved mystery. Equal Controversy surrounds this story like Kurt Cobains Suicide.

The Manics remain a three piece band since Richey’s disappearance.

Manic street preachers unsolved disappearance
Manic Street Preachers the early years. Before Unsolved disappearance. Richey pictured in the centre. Copyrights Getty images: Martyn Goodacre

known worldwide for his songwriting skills, a true wordsmith. Many say the Manics lack them amazing lyrics as a result of his disappearance.

The Manics Street Preachers missing persons mystery

Richey vanished in 1995. The guitarist, last seen at the Embassy Hotel. Richey drove home to his apartment in Cardiff, Wales, after checking out the Bayswater Road Hotel.

His Cavalier Car turned up two weeks later. The Car was declared abandoned at Severn View service station. The car previously received a ticket on Valentine’s Day.

Severn Bridge, Known as a Suicide spot is unnervingly close to Severn Station.

He quoted in 1994: “In terms of the ‘S’ word, that does not enter my mind. And it never has done, in terms of an attempt. Because I am stronger than that. I might be a weak person, but I can take pain”

As a result of his previous depression some believe suicide was possible.

Sightings & Odd behaviour.

Before vanishing he withdrew  £200 per day consecutively for two weeks. What did he use the money for?

A big fan claims they spoke with him, unaware of his ‘missing’ status at the time.

A Taxi driver claimed he’d driven the artist around Blackwood, Wales, his childhood home. Richey was reportedly dropped off by him at Severn Station, gloustershire.

Possible Sightings recorded in Goa, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Despite ‘sightings’ Richey was “presumed dead” in 2008 by his Parents. Due to 21 years without a body or him returning.

What really happened to Richey Edwards??

Did he commit suicide?

Did he run away?

Perhaps Ritchey ran from someone or something?

Check out Richies 1992 Interview above.





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