After 13 Years, Manic Street Preacher's Edwards Declared Dead
November 26, 2008 at 5:24 AM (PT)
Over 13 years after his disappearance, MANIC STREET PREACHERS guitarist and lyricist RICHEY EDWARDS was declared legally dead SUNDAY. EDWARDS disappeared from a hotel room in LONDON on the eve of a U.S. tour and is presumed to have gone to his native WALES and jumped to his death from the SEVERN BRIDGE, although no body was ever found and his movements were not observed by any witnesses. He was 27 when he went missing on FEBRUARY 2, 1995.
The MANICS continued as a trio and are recording an album using some of the 30 pages of lyrics EDWARDS left behind in his hotel room.