Olivia Newton-John's former boyfriend again rumored to be a live

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Olivia Newton-John's Former Boyfriend Again Rumored to Be AliveIt seems an Australian tabloid is stirring the pot filled with a decade's worth of rumors that Olivia Newton-John's former boyfriend Patrick McDermott is still alive after he was widely believed to have died 10 years ago.

"Right from the start, investigators wondered whether McDermott decided to walk away from his life and was actually alive and well," said Inside Edition.

McDermott went missing during a fishing trip off the coast of California in 2005. After years of searching, the Coast Guard said McDermott "likely drowned." Now, the tabloid Woman's Day says he's living in rural Mexico with a German national.

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Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John during 2nd Annual Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner - Red Carpet at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Tourism Australia )
385570 01: Actress Olivia Newton-John poses with her boyfriend Patrick McDermott at the 10th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala, February 17, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
385896 19: Actress Olivia Newton John, center, daughter Chloe, left, and boyfriend Patrick McDermott, right, arrive at the Los Angeles opening of 'Mamma Mia!' at the Shubert Theatre February 26, 2001 in Century City, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John (Photo by Jeff Vespa Archive/WireImage for Tourism Australia )
Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John during 2nd Annual Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner - Red Carpet at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Tourism Australia )
The fishing vessel "Freedom" sits in the harbor on Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, in San Pedro, Calif. The Coast Guard says it is investigating the disappearance of singer Olivia Newton-John's longtime boyfriend Patrick Kim McDermott, 48, who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip aboard "Freedom" that left San Pedro on June 30. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
U.S. Coast Guard public affairs officer Scott Epperson speaks during a news conference on Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, in San Pedro, Calif., regarding the disappearance of Patrick Kim McDermott, the boyfriend of Australian singer Olivia Newton John. The Coast Guard is investigating the disappearance of McDermott, who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip off the California coast seven weeks ago. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John (Photo by Jeff Vespa Archive/WireImage for Tourism Australia )
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The tabloid alleges McDermott could have fled for money troubles since he owed $30,000 in unpaid debts, including $8,000 in child support to his ex-wife, Yvette Nipar. His death would've left $100,000 from a life insurance policy to his son. The case was so bizarre, NBC's "Dateline" investigated the incident in 2009.

"He's not one that would make a stupid mistake and fall off a boat?" asked an investigator.
"No, I don't think he would," answered the acquaintance.

Newton-John has yet to comment on the latest rumors of her former boyfriend's existence. She has since married John Easterling, whom she wed in 2008.

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