A hunt for singer/actress Olivia Newton-John's missing ex-lover has reportedly been dropped - after he provided recordings of his voice to prove he is alive and well.
Patrick MCDermott vanished at sea in 2005 and was believed to have drowned after a boating mishap.
Last year (09), reports surfaced that MCDermott had been traced to the Mexican fishing village of Sayulita, where he was working as a deckhand.
A private detective has now reportedly called off his search for the Physical hitmaker's ex - after MCDermott sent him faxes, photographs and voice recordings to prove his identity, according to Australia's Courier-Mail newspaper.
Grease star Newton-John split from MCDermott the day before he disappeared. She went on to wed millionaire herb entrepreneur John Easterling in 2008.