Many people are wondering what happened to Skylar Thompson, the popular blogger and vlogger. Skylar suddenly disappeared from the internet about a year ago, and there has been no sign of her since.
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A former four-star recruit from Kansas, Skylar Thompson was a key member of the Wildcats’ back-to-back Big 12 championship teams in 2018 and 2019. He started 23 games over his final two seasons in Manhattan and was a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.
But after leading Kansas State to an 8-5 record and a Liberty Bowl berth in 2020, Thompson’s production dipped sharply. He completed just 52.3 percent of his passes for 2, Morse said Thompson “just never got into a rhythm” last season and added that the quarterback’s struggles were “magnified” because of the team’s offensive struggles as a whole.
Thompson entered the 2021 season as Kansas State’s starter, but he was replaced by Will Howard in the team’s second game against Oklahoma State. Howard, a redshirt freshman, led the Wildcats to an upset win over then No. 3 Oklahoma the following week.
Kansas State coach Chris Klieman has not named a starter for Saturday’s game against TCU, but it is clear that Thompson has lost his grip on the starting job. So what happened to the once promising young quarterback?
Early Life and Education
Skylar Thompson was born on October 15, 1995, in Manhattan, Kansas to parents Travis and Nicole Thompson. He has two older sisters, Sydni and Sage. His father played football at Kansas State University from 1991 to 1994. Following in his father’s footsteps, Thompson played quarterback for his high school football team, the Manhattan High School Indians. He led the team to a state championship in 2013. He was also named the Gatorade Kansas Football Player of the Year that same year.
Thompson continued his football career at Kansas State University. He played backup quarterback to former NFL player Jesse Ertz during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Thompson took over as the starting quarterback during his junior year. He helped lead the team to a bowl game victory that season. Unfortunately, his senior season was cut short due to an injury he sustained during a game against the University of Oklahoma.
Skylar Thompson was last seen on May 5th, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. She was dropped off at her friend’s house around 8:00pm and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Her family and friends are desperately searching for her and are offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to her whereabouts.
In May 2019, Skylar’s family reported her missing to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Skylar was last seen at her home in the early morning hours of May 5th.
Police launched an investigation and conducted multiple interviews with people who knew Skylar. Phone records showed that her last outgoing call was to her friend, Emily, at 1:37 a.m. on the night she disappeared. Emily told police that she and Skylar had been talking on the phone for about an hour when she heard a man’s voice in the background. Emily said she asked Skylar who it was, but Skylar replied that it was no one and she would call her back later. That was the last time Emily heard from her friend.
Detectives also spoke with Skylar’s boyfriend, Riley. He said that he had been with her earlier in the evening but they got into a fight and he left around 11:00 p.m.. He said he didn’t hear from her again after that.
Investigators searchedSkylar’s home and found no signs of forced entry or struggle. Her bed sheets were undisturbed and all of her belongings were in their proper place. The only thing missing was her cell phone which she always kept with her.
detectives followed up on every lead but still couldn’t find any clues about what happened to Skylar Thompson.
On October 3, 2019, Skylar Thompson was found dead in his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 27 years old. His death was ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Skylar Thompson was a successful actor and model. He had starred in a number of movies and TV shows, and had also done modeling work for various brands.
In the days before his death, Skylar had posted several cryptic messages on social media, leading many to believe that he was struggling with depression or other mental health issues.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please reach out for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.