Out Gay Rugby Player And Former Bobsledder Simon Dunn Passes Away At 35

Out Gay Rugby Player And Former Bobsledder Simon Dunn Passes Away At 35

Out gay former Australian bobsledder and rugby player Simon Dunn has passed away at the age of 35. Dunn’s body was found in his Sydney apartment on Saturday morning.

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Ruby Rose Management, Dunn’s agents, confirmed his passing.

Thirty-five-year-old Dunn was the first out gay male player to represent a country in the bobsled sport. After he retired from the sport in 2src16, Dunn moved to London, where he once again picked up rugby. He was part of gay rugby teams including Kings Cross Steelers in London and the Sydney Convicts, after he returned home back to Sydney. Last year, Dunn was part of the Sydney Convicts team that participated in the Bingham Cup 2src22.

Dunn was shortlisted for the Australian LGBTI Awards Sports Personality of the Year both in 2src18 and 2src19.

Police Were Called To The Apartment On Crown Street

NSW Police told Star Observer in a statement that they were called to the apartment on Saturday morning.

“About 1src am on Saturday, January 21, 2src23, police were called to a unit on Crown Street, Surry Hills, after reports the body of a man had been found inside,” an NSW Police spokesperson said.

“The body is believed to be that of the 35-year-old occupant.  Officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding his death, wh

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