Olivia Newton-John's Ex May Have Faked His Own Death
Posted on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:15 AM PDT

Olivia Newton-John OliviaDisapear200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Investigators believe Olivia Newton-John's former boyfriend faked his own death, the UK's Daily Mail reports.

Patrick McDermott was believed to have drowned four years ago after failing to return from a fishing trip in 2005.

Now, private investigators say McDermott is in Mexico or South America living under an assumed name to avoid paying debts.

They've also concluded the plan was intended to allow his sons to collect on a life insurance policy.

The allegations will air on NBC's "Dateline" this week.

Newton-John married businessman John Easterling in 2008.