On This Day....
In 1995 Richey James Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers disappeared. Edwards had a history of self abuse which included burning himself with cigarettes and the notorious incident at a gig in Norwich when after being questioned as to the band's true punk ethics, he responded by carving the words "4 REAL" into his forearm with a razor blade, the resulting wounds required numerous stitches.
Edwards car was found abandoned close to the Severn Bridge, a taxi driver has claimed that he took Edwards on a journey around the Welsh valleys on the 7th Feb, but this and other claims to have seen him in the following years remain unsubstantiated.
Richey James Edwards was declared legally dead on 23rd November 2008.