Richey Edwards

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Richey Edwards (Richard James Edwards) was born on 22 December, 1967 in Blackwood, United Kingdom, is a Musician,lyricist,songwriter. Discover Richey Edwards’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

Popular AsRichard James Edwards
Age53 years old
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Born22 December 1967
Birthday22 December
BirthplaceBlackwood, United Kingdom

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Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Richey Edwards


In 2019, Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes published Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic, a book that claimed to provide fresh evidence that Edwards staged the disappearance. The book was published with consent from Edwards’ sister, Rachel Elias Edwards.


Edwards was initially a driver and roadie for Manic Street Preachers, but he soon became accepted as the band’s main spokesman and fourth member. Edwards showed little musical talent—his real contribution to the band was in their lyrics and design. He frequently mimed playing the guitar during early live performances, but was, along with bassist Nicky Wire, principal lyricist. Edwards is said to have written approximately 80% of the lyrics on their third album, The Holy Bible. Both are credited on all songs written before Edwards’ disappearance, with Edwards receiving sole credit on three tracks from the 1996 album Everything Must Go, and co-writing credits on another two.


In 2011, Scottish band Coholic featured a song about Edwards entitled “Escape Artist” on their debut album Blue Volt and the Noise.


In 2009, Jovanovic’s book A Version of Reason: The Search for Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers was published. The book was written with the goal of providing an authoritative factual account, pieced together through testimonials from those close to Edwards before his disappearance. A novel by Ben Myers, entitled Richard: A Novel, was published on 1 October 2010 through Picador. Richard purports to be a fictionalised account of Edwards’ life “as he might have told it.” A 2015 novel by Guy Mankowski, entitled How I Left The National Grid, was heavily informed by Edwards and his disappearance. Howard Marks has also written a book about Edwards, Sympathy for the Devil, although his name has been changed to fictionalise the story.


The investigation itself has received criticism. In his 1999 book Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers), Simon Price states that aspects of the investigation were “far from satisfactory”. He asserts the police may not have taken Edwards’ mental state into account when prioritising his disappearance, and also records Edwards’ sister Rachel as having “hit out at police handling” after CCTV footage was analysed two years after Edwards vanished. Price records a member of the investigation team as stating “that the idea that you could identify somebody from that is arrant nonsense”. While his family had the option of declaring him legally dead from 2002 onwards, they chose not to for many years, and his status remained open as a missing person until 23 November 2008, when he became officially “presumed dead”.


Since then, Edwards has reportedly been spotted in a market in Goa, India, and on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. There have been other alleged sightings of Edwards, especially in the years immediately following his disappearance. However, none of these has proved conclusive and none have been confirmed by investigators. The last reported sighting of Edwards was in 2004. In 2018, it was revealed that the bridge’s toll receipt was a 24-hour clock, meaning he would have crossed the bridge at 2:55am, rather than 2:55pm as previously thought.


Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. On 24 November 2008, it was announced that his parents had obtained a court order, issued by the Probate Registry of Wales, naming them as executors of his estate and further stating that he died “on or since” 1 February 1995. The ninth album by Manic Street Preachers, Journal for Plague Lovers, released on 18 May 2009, is composed entirely of songs with lyrics left behind by Edwards. As of 2005, the remaining members of Manic Street Preachers were still paying 25% royalties into an account in his name.

Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995, on the day when he and Bradfield were due to fly to the United States on a promotional tour of The Holy Bible. In the two weeks before his disappearance, Edwards withdrew £200 a day from his bank account, which totaled £2,800 by the day of the scheduled flight. Some speculated that he needed the money for the U.S. trip, and it was also mentioned he had ordered a new desk for his flat from a shop in Cardiff. However, there was no record of the desk having been paid for, and this would have explained only half of the money withdrawn.

Pointing towards the 8 April 1995 edition of Melody Maker, Moran wrote of her distaste of the media treatment: “Arms were flung aloft and tongues tutted two weeks back, when the first anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide coincided with the two-month anniversary of Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards’ disappearance, and Melody Maker instigated a debate on escalating teenage depression, self-mutilation and suicide.” The magazine had received a number of letters from fans distressed at both the death of Kurt Cobain and the disappearance of Edwards. The 8 April edition saw Melody Maker assemble a panel of readers to discuss the issues related to both cases. Moran argued “that Cobain’s actions and, to a greater extent, Richey Edwards’s actions, have legitimised debate on these subjects”.


Edwards suffered severe bouts of depression in his adult life, and was open about it in interviews. He also self-harmed, mainly through stubbing cigarettes on his arms and cutting himself: “When I cut myself I feel so much better. All the little things that might have been annoying me suddenly seem so trivial because I’m concentrating on the pain. I’m not a person who can scream and shout so this is my only outlet. It’s all done very logically.”. He suffered from insomnia and used alcohol to help him sleep at night. Before the release of The Holy Bible in 1994, he checked into Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff and later The Priory psychiatric hospital, missing out on some of the promotional work for the album and forcing the band to appear as a three piece at the Reading Festival and T in the Park.

Following release from the Priory, Manic Street Preachers toured Europe as a four-piece band with Suede and Therapy? for what was to be the last time. Edwards’ final live appearance with the band was at the London Astoria, on 21 December 1994. The concert ended with the band infamously smashing their equipment and damaging the lighting system, prompted by Edwards’ violent destruction of his guitar towards the end of set closer “You Love Us”. Edwards gave his last interview for a Japanese magazine, Music Life, on 23 January 1995 in which he condemned the music industry.

On 14 February, Edwards’ Vauxhall Cavalier received a parking ticket at the Severn View service station, and on 17 February, the vehicle was reported as abandoned. Police discovered the battery to be dead, with evidence that the car had been lived in. The car also had photos he had taken of his family days prior. Due to the service station’s proximity to the Severn Bridge, a known suicide site, it was widely believed that Edwards had jumped from the bridge. Many people who knew Edwards, however, have said that he was never the type to contemplate suicide and he himself was quoted in 1994 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.”


On 15 May 1991, Edwards gained notoriety following an argument with NME journalist Steve Lamacq, who questioned the band’s authenticity and values, keen to ensure the punk ethic was not abused, after a gig at the Norwich Arts Centre. Lamacq asked of Edwards’ seriousness towards his art, and Edwards responded by carving the words “4 Real” into his forearm with a razor blade he was carrying. The injury required eighteen stitches.


Richard James Edwards (born 22 December 1967 – disappeared 1 February 1995; declared dead 23 November 2008), also known as Richey James or Richey Manic, was a Welsh musician who was the lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his dark, politicised and intellectual songwriting which, combined with an enigmatic and eloquent character, has assured him cult status, as well as having been cited by some as a leading lyricist of his generation, leading a movement now known as Cool Cymru.


Richard James Edwards was born and raised in Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales to Graham and Sherry Edwards, who married in 1966. He had one younger sister, Rachel (born 1969). Edwards attended Oakdale Comprehensive School. From 1986 to 1989, he attended University of Wales, Swansea and graduated with a 2:1 degree in political history.