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Rapper Theophilus London Reportedly Missing In Los Angeles Since October
Theophilus London was last seen in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood in October, and the last time anyone spoke to him was in July.
Rapper Theophilus London is feared to be missing after the songwriter’s family reported they’d lost “complete contact” with him, according to authorities.
London, 35, was last seen in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood on Oct. 15 the Los Angeles Police Department said on Wednesday, confirming a missing person report had been filed.
“The person reporting and Theophilus’s family members lost complete contact with him in October of 2022,” Los Angeles police in a statement sent to Oxygen.com. “London has not been seen since and his family is concerned.”
On Tuesday, London’s family traveled to Los Angeles to personally file his missing person’s report, NBC News reports. Authorities are now seeking the public’s help in locating the missing musician.
“Theo, your Dad loves you, son,” his father, Lary Moses London said in a statement, CNN reported. “We miss you. And all your friends and relatives are searching for you. Wherever you are send us some signal. No matter what we will come get you son.”
Music label Secretly, which has previously represented London, said in a statement Wednesday that loved ones are frantically trying to assemble a rough timeline regarding the lyricist’s movements and whereabouts leading up to his disappearance, according to the Associated Press. The last time anyone spoke with London was July, the label’s statement added.
“If you have any information regarding his whereabouts or well-being, please reach out to his cousin Mikhail Noel at his instagram account @iamdjkellz, or the LAPD,” London’s family added.
London was born in Trinidad and Tobago, according to his website. He later moved to New York City. In 2011, he released his full-length debut album, “Timez Are Weird These Days.”
Over the years, London has collaborated with a number of prominent musicians, including Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West), Raekwon, Travis Scott, Tame Impala, Big Boi, Tame Impala and others. London was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015 for best rap performance for his feature on Ye’s song, “All Day.”
In 2020, he released his third album, “Bebey,” on his own label.
“I wanted to see what a sense of family is, a sense of me having a plot of land, building a house on my own land, instead of sleeping at a hotel for the rest of my life,” London told Complex in a January 2020 story of his newfound independence after launching his label, My Beybey Records, and relocating to Los Angeles.
In separate interviews, London spoke how his migration to the West Coast had triggered a renewed creative spark in his music.
“I love to create here,” London said of California in 2021 interview with YouTuber EricTheYoungGawd.
The Caribbean-born hip hop artist also featured on Young Franco’s single “Get Your Money,” which came out in September, several weeks before London was reportedly last spotted. The singer hasn’t been active on social media for several months.
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said there were no new developments in the ongoing search for the missing songwriter.
"There are no updates," Officer Rosario Cervantes said in a short statement sent to Oxygen.com.
London is described as having black hair and brown eyes. He’s six feet and two inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has a birthmark near his left eyebrow.
Anyone with information pertaining to London’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.
Oxygen.com has reached out to London’s family for further comment.