These Famous Celebrities Went Missing Until Today

Their disappearance remains a mystery!

Richey Edwards

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The lead singer of the Manic Street Preachers disappeared on February 1st, 1995. That was the same day that the band was supposed to fly to the US.

His abandoned car was found in a parking lot with the battery dead. Fans said they had seen him a few times, and had no idea that he was missing. The car was found close to a bridge that people commit suicide on. Nothing has been confirmed, though.

Connie Converse

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Converse was a 1950s musician who is now coined as the first modern singer-songwriter. In 1961, she quit music altogether. She hadn’t made it big enough and she was convinced that she was a failure.

She disappeared in 1974. She wrote a letter to her friends that she was going to start fresh somewhere else and loaded up her car. No trace of her has ever surfaced.

Jim Sullivan


He was a folk rocker in the 60s and 70s. He would head out to start a new life in Nashville, but would never make it. Somewhere between L.A. and Nashville, something terribly wrong happened.

His car was abandoned in the desert outside of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. His wallet, clothing and guitar were all found in a nearby motel.

Barbara Newhall Follett


Follett was a writing prodigy and that might even be an understatement. By the age of 13, she had already written a novel — by 18 she had four.

But, at just 26 years old, she vanished out of thin air. In 1939, she had an argument with her husband and left the house. She never returned and no trace was ever found of her. Her mom didn’t know she was missing for 15 years, and the press for nearly 25.

Oscar Zeta Acosta

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He’s a legendary Chicano activist named Oscar Zeta Acosta. He was known for consuming lots of drugs and alcohol. In 1974, he visited an ancestral home and simply vanished.

Many believe that he was probably assassinated by a political opponent. Some think that Acosta didn’t die but I wouldn’t hold your breath.

Fan Bingbing

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She was an A-Lister in China, and starred in her first American movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past. After it was leaked that she was evading taxes in China, she has not been seen since.

To give context, in China, Fan is like A Lady Gaga or Scarlett Johansson. She has yet to be seen in public.

Bison Dele

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Dele was a former professional basketball player who is believed to have been murdered by his older brother in 2002 while out at sea.

His brother was the only other person on the sailing trip with Dele, and he was the only one to return. His brother intentionally overdosed on insulin and died as a result. He was the only one who had information about the death.

Rico Harris


This gentle giant vanished in 2014 somewhere along Route 16 near Sacramento. He was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters and a top one hundred NBA recruit.

He had a drinking problem that led him to becoming a security guard. He ended up getting fired from that too, and the rest is history. He has not been seen since.

Harold Holt

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Harold Holt was nearly two years into his term as Australia’s Prime Minister. He decided to go swimming at a deserted beach in Victoria, and never returned to shore.

Somehow, Australia literally misplaced an entire prime minister. They never found his body and in 2005 it was concluded that he had, in fact, drowned.

Theodosia Burr Alston

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For one second, just imagine if Mike Pence’s daughter just vanished without a trace. Well, that was a reality for America in 1813 when vice president Aaron Burr’s daughter went missing.

She was unable to escape a mental funk and just disappeared. There are a million theories, one being that she ran away to marry a Native.

Sean Flynn

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Sean Flynn appeared in ten movies in his route to top his famous father, Errol Flynn. Flynn went to Vietnam to serve in the war in order to differentiate himself from his dad.

He went to photograph a Viet Cong checkpoint but never returned. I think we can guess what happened to him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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He’s the author of a well-known children’s book called The Little Prince. He was a recreational pilot and when France entered WWII, he volunteered for the air force.

During his tenth mission in 1944, he took off for the Mediterranean and was never seen again. Wreckage from his plane was recovered in 2000, but his body wasn’t.

Ambrose Bierce

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The satirical writer vanished in 1914 at the age of 71. There are many theories surrounding his disappearance, but one of them is that he headed to the Mexican town of Ojinaga.

The small town fell under siege because of the ongoing Mexican revolution, not long after he arrived. They think he was captured and killed by the government.

Lord Lucan

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In 1974, Lord Lucan stabbed his hated wife to death in her London home after she divorced him and got custody of their children.

The only problem? He didn’t kill his wife, he killed the nanny by accident. He immediately disappeared and was never to be seen again. It wasn’t until 1999 that he was presumed dead.

Dorothy Arnold

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Arnold was a Manhattan socialite who disappeared in New York City in December 1910. She was only twenty-five years old at the time. That morning, she had told her mom she was going shopping.

She never returned from that shopping trip. No one has any idea what could’ve happened to her.

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