In 2005 Olivia Newton John’s ex-boyfriend Patrick McDermott vanished without a trace. Then, in 2006, sightings of him were reported in Mexico. Did he fake his own death? Poppy Damon and Alice Fiennes investigate.


1. A Star Is Born

Olivia Newton John’s boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, vanishes – and there are rumours that he’s faked his own death. Could his relationship to Olivia hold answers about his mysterious disappearance?

2. You Only Live Thrice

Born in Korea and adopted to the US, Patrick set his sights on Hollywood. But some people say that just before he went missing, things started to unravel for him: debts, a custody battle and a break-up. Could all this be a motive to jump ship?

3. Witness

Patrick was last seen taking a fishing trip off the coast of Los Angeles. We track down a witness who shared that final voyage.