Simon Dunn was the first openly gay bobsledder in Australia. His body was found over the weekend, and people are paying tribute to him. The athlete and rugby player died at his home in Sydney on Saturday, his management and the NSW police said. The police said that there was nothing strange about the death. Read the whole story to learn everything there is to know about his death. There is everything you need to know.
Simon Dunn was an Australian bobsledder who died on January 21, 2023. He was also a rugby player in his spare time. He was born in Wollongong and grew up there. Before he retired in 2016, he was the first gay man to compete in bobsledding for any country. He lived in London for a few years before moving to Sydney, where he played rugby in his spare time until he died.
Simon Dunn’s main sport when he was growing up in Wollongong, which is south of Sydney, was rugby league. After he came out, he stopped playing because he was having trouble with his sexuality and the demands of his sport. But he started playing again when he came back from Canada and joined the Sydney Convicts Rugby team.
Simon came into the world on July 27, 1987. When he was 35 years old, he died. He was born in the Australian city of Goulburn. His real name was Simon Dunn, and his star sign was Leo. He is a Christian and lives by that faith. He was not Black. He is an Australian citizen. Since it’s not already there, we’ll soon add his education history.
He loved rugby. As a kid growing up in Sydney, he played a lot of rugby league games and learned a lot. In his early twenties, he joined the Sydney Convicts Rugby Club and went to Canada to work in the gym at the Canadian Sports Institute. Because he was so good at bobsledding there, he was invited to join the Australian bobsled team.
He was the first man to compete in bobsled for his country at this time. But this wouldn’t last long because he stopped playing sports in 2016.
Simon was born in Australia, in the city of Goulburn. We still don’t know who his parents are or what they do. He was raised in a Christian family. On social media, not much is known about his siblings.
Know About Simos Relationship Status
Simon was single. Felix Maisey-Curtis was his boyfriend because they were both gay. But they broke up in 2023, just before he died.
After he quit the Australian Bobsleigh team for the first time, Dunn started to focus on social issues that were important to him, especially those that affected the LGBTQ community, homophobia in sports, and HIV/AIDS.
When Dunn was in London, he went on Sky News to talk about what professional rugby player Israel Folau had said. Folau is also the face of a national HIV testing campaign with the Terrence Higgins Trust and does live online HIV testing.
Know About Simon’s Death
Simon, a bobsledder and rugby player who played for fun, died in Sydney, Australia, on January 21, 2023. He was 35 years old when he died.
On Saturday, police were called to the scene and when they got there, they found his body in his Sydney home. On Saturday, January 21, 2023, around 10 a.m., the police were called to a house on Crown Street in Surry Hills because a man’s body had been found there. The New South Wales police put out a statement.
People think that the 35-year-old tenant’s body is in the container. Officers from the Surry Hills Police Area Command have started to look into what happened when he died, but they don’t think it’s strange.
Tributes Paid To Simon Following His Death
After hearing the sad news of his death, Simon has been remembered on many social media sites.
“Simon gave his time freely and generously to the many causes he cared deeply about, including the Terrence Higgins Trust and National HIV Testing Week, and we’re very grateful for that,” the Terrence Higgins Trust wrote on Twitter.
In another touching tribute, ACON says, “ACON and Pride in Sport are deeply saddened by the news of Simon Dunn’s death. He was a pioneer in Australian sports and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.”
“I am so shocked, I can’t believe this,” said another fan. I looked up to him because he was out, loud, and proud to be a member of the [LGBTIA+] community and an aspirant.