London - Doctors fear that the identity of a mysterious mute pianist found wandering on an English beach in April may never be known.
"There is no obvious lead," an official at a hospital in, Kent, south-east England, told The Independent on Monday.
"Given the enormous amount of publicity about Piano Man, we think it surprising that no one has come forward. It is possible his family lead an isolated existence and have not seen the stories, but we have to prepare ourselves for the fact that we may never know who he is."
The tall, blond-haired stranger, thought to be in his 20s or early 30s, was found on April 7 on the beach at Minster, on the south coast of England, soaking wet but fully dressed in a black suit and tie, with no clue as to his origin.
He has not spoken since and has not responded to written appeals.
But he has fascinated social workers, the British media and the general public over his one means of communication, playing classical piano music.
When given pencil and paper by hospital staff, the mystery man drew a piano, and then, when shown one, he impressed his carers with a remarkable virtuoso performance. - Sapa-AFP
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