Theophilus London Is Apparently OK

Man who says he's Theophilus London cousin says the LA rapper was found after vanishing for months
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2022 1:16 AM CST
Updated Jan 5, 2023 7:50 AM CST
Rapper Theophilus London Hasn't Been Seen in Months
Singer Theophilus London attends The Shops at Target event at the IAC Building on May 1, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
UPDATE Jan 5, 2023 7:50 AM CST

Theophilus London, the Los Angeles rapper whose family reported him missing last month, has apparently been located and is OK, reports the Los Angeles Times. "We have found Theo," Mikhail Noel, who identifies himself as London's cousin, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. "He is safe and well." Noel thanked everyone for their help, noting it has been "refreshing and rewarding to have such a strong support system of family and friends." He also asked for privacy for the family. The Times notes the LAPD has yet to confirm that London has been found.

Dec 29, 2022 1:16 AM CST

A 35-year-old Los Angeles rapper and singer hasn't been seen or heard from in months, and his family is now asking for the public's assistance. Theophilus London's relatives say they've been trying to find him for weeks, and filed a police report earlier this week. London was last seen in the Skid Row area of LA on Oct. 15, NBC News reports. After that, "family members lost complete contact with him," the Los Angeles Police Department says in a statement. London, who had been a "prolific" Instagram user, hasn't posted on the social network since July, the AP reports. That's also the last time anyone reported speaking to London, the family says in a statement issued through Secretly, a music label London has worked with.

"Theo, your Dad loves you, son," his father says in the statement. "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." London's family traveled to LA to report the rapper missing. London was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in New York; he's released three studio albums and was a featured artist on a Young Franco song just released in September. He's also collaborated with artists including Raekwon, Azealia Banks, and frequently with the artist formerly known as Kanye West. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for best rap performance for his featured spot on West's "All Day."

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