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Missing Manic Street Preachers Guitarist Officially Presumed Dead

Missing Manic Street Preachers Guitarist Richey Edwards has officially been presumed dead after being missing for 14 years.

According to the band's spokesperson, Edwards' family have obtained a court order officially changing his legal status.

Because the guitarist left no will his parents have been granted control of his estate by the court order. According to reports it is worth £455,990, although that will be reduced to £377,548 after death duties are paid. Since the guitarist disappearence, the band have continued to pay Edwards royalities.

Since Edwards' disappearence the band have 5 albums and 2 compilation albums with a new album, the bands 9th set to be entirely made up of lyrics written by left by Edwards and released next year.

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