Theophilus London has been missing "since October" according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Filing a missing person report on December 27, the family are reaching out for any information on London’s whereabouts.
The record label of the artist, Secretly Group released a statement according to Variety, claiming that London hasn’t been seen since July. However the LAPD has published a call for information contradicting the statement, writing: “On October 15, 2022, around 12 p.m., London was last seen in the ‘Skid Row’ area of Los Angeles.”
LAPD News: Missing 35-Year-Old Male pic.twitter.com/Zoh6I6HO45— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) December 29, 2022
The 35-year-old was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Brooklyn. In 2016, London won a GRAMMY for best rap performance on Kanye West’s single ‘All Day’ which also features Paul McCartney and Allan Kingdom.
His last release was in January 2020 with the album ‘Bebey’ and since then he worked as a producer on West’s 2022 album ‘DONDA 2’.
Secretly Group's statement according to Pitchfork reads: “Over the last few weeks, friends and family of Theophilus London have been working together to piece together his whereabouts. The last time someone spoke with him reportedly stretches back to July 2022 in Los Angeles.
“On December 27th, family members of Theophilus London traveled to Los Angeles to file a missing persons report with the LAPD. They are now seeking the public's help with any information as to London's whereabouts.”
Included in the statement is a message from London’s father Lary Moses London which reads: “Theo, your Dad loves you, son. 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.”
The statement concludes: “London is 35 years old, Black, 6'2", 175 pounds, with dark brown eyes. 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.”
His cousin Mikhail DjKellz Noel has also posted on Instagram another statement which you can read below.
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