Ex-British rugby player found dead in hotel room

A former British rugby league player was found dead this weekend in a hotel room in Florence (Italy). It is Ricky Bibey, 40 years old, according to Italian media.

The former sportsman was found dead this Saturday at the Hotel Continentale. The alert was given by a 43-year-old woman who is in the hotel room with him. According to the daily La Nazione, he would have suffered a heart attack. The 40-year-old was seriously injured and bleeding profusely. She was taken to hospital.

Seized erotic accessories

According to other hotel guests, many screams were heard coming from the rugby player’s room. Objects that could be used during erotic games were seized by the police, according to local media.

Ricky Bibey had twice won the Challenge Cup, with the Wigan Warriors and then with St Helens. The English Super League reacted on Twitter, indicating its “sadness” at the death and thanking the sportsman “for his contributions to the game”.

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