celebrity facts Famous People Who Have Been Reported Missing  

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Who are some of the most famous missing people in history? This list includes very well-known actors and actresses, journalists, musicians, socialites, and even heads of state who have all, at some point, been reported missing. The circumstances of their disappearances are all fascinating, and some, sadly, have never been found.

One of the more high-profile missing persons cases of 2012 isn't actually a missing persons case at all. Katherine Jackson was reported as missing in late-July of 2012, by her nephew, Trent Jackson. The whole situation is totally bizarre. Ms. Jackson was, when she was supposedly missing, actually in Arizona with other Jackson family members, playing Uno.

Some of the most well-known missing people on this list vanished forever, with no trace left behind. Their bodies were never found, and friends and family were left to wonder forever what happened. Conspiracy theories about their mysterious fates, not surprisingly, run rampant. A few musicians on this list, including Kurt Cobain, are members of the so-called "27 Club," because they vanished and/or died when they were just 27 years old.

Celebs who were missing include Nick Stahl, Ozzy Osbourne, and Margot Kidder. 

Other famous missing persons listed here were discovered weeks, months, or even years later. A status update is included for each person on this list.

Sinéad O'Connor

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Irish singer and songwriter Sinéad O'Connor went missing on May 15, 2016. At 6am on the morning of Sunday the 15th, O'Connor went for a bike ride around Wilmette, a Chicago suburb. After someone called reporting that O'Connor never returned home, county police issued an alert for the singer.

O'Connor has struggled with severe depression in the past and only a few days prior to her disappearance, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer wrote a Facebook post addressed to her son. The note openly discussed O'Connor's struggles to get in contact with her 12-year-old son, Shane, for whom she was battling for custody. After she'd been missing for over 24 hours, friends and family were concerned that O'Connor may have taken her life, as she has attempted suicides in the past. Police called off the search hours later when she was found safe.
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Reported Missing