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CELEBS WHO ARE STILL MISSING TODAY
By MORRIS M.
AND BRIAN BOONE
History - Science
RICHEY EDWARDS
Richey Edwards, who disappeared from his hotel room in February 1995, was a rhythm guitarist and lyricist with a talent for writing lyrics about depression, and an even bigger talent for disturbing publicity stunts. While his car was later found abandoned near Severn Bridge, he was never seen again and was declared dead in 2008 — his body has never been discovered.
HAROLD HOLT
Harold Holt was nearly two years into his term as Australia's 17th prime minister when, in 1967, he decided to go swimming at deserted Cheviot Beach in Victoria and never returned to the shore. Although Holt's body was never recovered, a 2005 investigation concluded he'd drowned, which eventually became fodder for many conspiracy theories over the years.
CONNIE CONVERSE
Connie Converse, a 1950s musician who was considered a failure at the time but is now considered the first modern singer-songwriter, disappeared at the age of 50 after writing to her friends about starting a new life and driving off — never to be found again. While no trace of her has ever surfaced, it's generally thought that she died by suicide.
JIM SULLIVAN
Jim Sullivan was a folk-rocker who was part of the L.A. scene in the '60s and early '70s. Sullivan disappeared while he was on his way to Nashville for what was meant to be his big break, and while his car was found abandoned in the desert outside Santa Rosa, New Mexico — and his wallet, clothes, and guitar were all found in a nearby motel — there was no trace of Sullivan.
BARBARA NEWHALL FOLLETT
Barbara Newhall Follett was a Jazz Age writing prodigy who published her first novel around age 13 — but was forced to give up writing when her father suddenly ran off with a younger woman, leaving Follett and her mother penniless. In 1939, Follet had an argument with her husband and left the house, but she never returned, and no trace of her was ever found.