A fictional book based on the life of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS is set for release later this year (10).
The troubled rocker vanished from the Embassy Hotel in London in 1995. His car was later found abandoned at a service station near the Severn Bridge, in his native Wales, sparking fears he had committed suicide.
The star's body has never been found, and after 13 years of waiting for news, his family legally pronounced the star dead and released the assets of his estate in November, 2008.
Now Edwards' life has become the focus of a novel by author and journalist Ben Myers.
The writer describes his book, Richard, as a "version of a truth", which documents the Manic Street Preachers' rise to fame, as well as social topics about depression, aspiration and rehabilitation, reports NME.com.
Myers tells the website, "A lot has been written about Richey Edwards, but I thought a fictional setting would be a better medium to explore his personality, especially because he was a particularly literate person who injected a wealth of literary influences into a fairly staid British rock scene that was lacking any true iconoclastic voices at the time.
"The book is a fact-based work of fiction so one thing Richard doesn't do is offer a hypothesis or explanation. It asks more questions than it provides answers and therefore is merely a version of a truth - as opposed to the truth."