Missing Doctor Who star Tanya Fear found alive after vanishing without trace for days

By Rose Hill

Doctor Who star Tanya Fear has been found four days after she was reported missing and her family has been notified.

Tanya, 31, was last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area of Los Angeles on Thursday 9 September.

Her friends took to social media to launch an appeal, with one writing: "Our friend Tanya is missing. She was last seen in the LA area on 9/9/21. No one has seen or heard from her since.

“Repost her picture with the hashtag #FindTanyaFear to help locate her. If you have seen her or know where she is please call (626)-232-8616 #missingperson #Missing."

Thankfully, Tanya has been located and in contact with her family, the LAPD confirmed on Monday.

Tanya Fear has been found (Twitter)
The actress has been missing for days (Twitter)

It is also believed that she is currently being treated in a local hospital.

An LAPD spokesperson told The Mirror that Tanya "has been found safe and her family has been notified".

Twitter users flocked to the social media site to express their relief that she had been found alive, with one writing: "Thank God she's safe!"

While actor Jimmy Akingbola shared a news report on the situation and tweeted: "Great news @TanyaFear has been found and in hospital that’s all I know please share #FindTanyaFear."

The Doctor Who star's family has been notified (BBC)

It comes soon after her distraught cousin said she had been spotted in a Trader Joe's supermarket in Santa Monica, California.

Sharing updates on Twitter, she wrote: "UPDATE: Tanya was last seen on 12th September at Trader Joe's on 7310 Santa Monica Blvd (close to N. La Brea Ave). Anyone in that area please keep your eyes open! Thank you for all the help! Contact @FindTanyaFear or (213)-927-2971"

Tanya played the role of Dr Jade McIntyre in an episode of Doctor Who in 2018.

She also appeared in the TV series Spotless as well as Kick-Ass 2, where she played Harlow.

Tanya had been working on the short film series Shoot Your Shot in 2020 as well as Dark Day and Grandad's Visit.

An official Doctor Who fan page retweeted an image of Tanya in a bid to find her.

"Missing Person alert: Tanya Fear who played Jade in #DoctorWho ‘Arachnids In The UK’ went missing on 9/9/2021. [with thanks to @BadWilf for the heads up]," they wrote.

Tanya's last post was a clip of her during her set at a comedy club in North Hollywood on 30 August.

"So honored to have had my first show @hahacomedyclub still blows my mind that I shared the stage with LEGENDS! @mrdouglaswilliams @dennylove4real @chadmrodgers @malikbazille y’all are amazing! I enjoyed the mischief and tomfoolery immensely.

"Thank you to people that came out to support me, it means everything! Thank you to @franklinthomasyi for giving me this amazing opportunity."

She continued: "And big thanks to @jennthejack_photographyfor the [fire emoji] pics and footage!"


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