Many fans began to believe that McDonald had passed away whilst others thought that this free-loving girl had simply became fed up of fame and success and had chosen to hide away from it all and live a different life.

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In the mid-2000s, Shelagh McDonald’s albums were reissued and thus her popularity grew once more. The renewed interest in her music led to an interest in her story and in particular got everyone wondering what had happened to her all those years ago.