Australia’s first openly gay bobsled player and Sydney Convicts Rugby club representative Simon Dunn has died suddenly, shocking the country’s sport, arts and LGBTIAQ+ communities.
Police and his agent Ruby Rose Management both confirmed the death of the 35-year-old, who broke new ground in both sports.
‘About 10 am on Saturday, January 21, 2023, police were called to a unit on Crown Street, Surry Hills, after reports the body of a man had been found inside,’ New South Wales police said in a statement.
Dunn was the first openly gay male to represent Australia in bobsled and aimed to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics before injury ended his career
Dunn was also a talented rugby player and competed with the Sydney Convicts, the only gay rugby club in the city