Olympic bobsledder and high-profile rugby player Simon Dunn has passed away at the age of 35. Dunn’s body was found in his Sydney apartment.
Dunn was the first out gay man to represent a country in the sport of bobsled. After he retired from competitve bobsledding in 2016, Dunn moved to London, where he played 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.
Dunn has been a high-profile advocate for the LGBTQ community - appearing in health campaigns in both the UK and Australia.
Sydney police have confirmed that they were called to Dunn's apartment and that his body was found inside. Police have said that the death is not being treated as suspicious.