Olivia Newton-John is convinced her missing partner didn't fake his death, insisting his family meant too much to him to put through the pain. Patrick McDermott went missing during a fishing trip in California in July 2005. It has been claimed he staged his disappearance to escape large debts - suspicions backed up by recent claimed sightings of him in Mexico. Newton-John recently said she'd be "thrilled" if the rumours were true - but she doubts MCDermott would have gone to the lengths of faking his death. She says "He just wouldn't do that. His son was everything to him."