In a very scary and sad story, one of Rihanna’s backup dancers has gone missing after a visit to New York City. The 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley was last seen at 1 a.m. on Sunday getting on a bus at Port Authority, though no one knows where she was headed. She left her phone in Chelsea at a bridal shop. Her dad, Brad Quigley, usually gets a phone call from her every day at 6, and when she didn’t call, he became worried. He thinks she was perhaps picking something up at the bridal shop for a show, though no one has said what. NBC News reports that Quigley has also danced for Beyoncé and Missy Elliott.
Rihanna posted to Instagram about Quigley’s disappearance, writing, “This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts ....PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!”
Quigley is reportedly very religious and celibate, and her father seems to think she isn’t dating anyone. Her landlord saw her leaving the house in New Jersey on Saturday and said she was acting strangely. Her father says she’d been euphoric lately and had recently made a comment to a friend along the lines of, “Get ready, it's about to happen and I'm going to need you to sub for me." It’s unclear what that means, of course. If Quigley had been planning to leave town without telling anyone, she could still be in trouble. Her father told NBC News, “"I just want her to come home, or if someone has her to let her be. She's everything to me. She's why I live."