Richey Edwards (2/5)

Disappeared: 1st February 1995 aged 27

Richey Edwards was a Welsh musician and was the lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, an alternative rock band formed in Blackwood during 1986.

It is strongly believed he committed suicide after his car was discovered near to the Severn Bridge, which is a known suicide site. However, people who knew him have said that he wasn’t the type to contemplate suicide, and in 1994 Edwards himself was quoted as saying “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”.

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