Claim to fame:
Guitarist/Cover Designer/Main Songwriter for the Manic Street Preachers (1991-1995). The Holy Bible album is mainly written by Richey and it is sad, weird, and occasionally autobiographical.
He mutilated 4 Life on his arm in front of an interviewer.
Where are they now?
Sadly, on the eve of MSP's first American tour, he checked out of the hotel he stayed in, went back to his apartment where he left his belongings (passport, suitcase, etc.) and disappeared without a trace.
Shortly after, his car was found left behind near a bridge, and it is presumed that he killed himself by jumping off the bridge.