Richey James Edwards of Manic Street Preachers – Rockers Who Died at Age 27
Official records report that Manic Street Preachers songwriter and guitarist Richey James Edwards was “presumed dead” after the Welsh rocker mysteriously went missing at the age of 27 in 1995. His body was never found, though, leaving the door open for conspiracy theorists and overly optimistic fans to hold out hope that he may one day reappear. That, of course, isn’t likely, as his car was found near a renowned suicide spot, and no Edwards sightings since have ever been confirmed. Still, his 27 Club membership is best considered conditional. The Manics eventually continued on without him, although they have kept a percentage of the royalties aside should he return.