Twice winner of the Rugby League Challenge Cup with the Wigan Warriors and St Helens, Ricky Bibey (40) was found dead on Saturday at the Hotel Continentale in Florence. He would have suffered a heart attack, according to the daily La Nazione.
The alert was given by a 43-year-old woman with whom he is in a room. The latter was seriously injured and bleeding profusely, before being transported to the hospital. According to other hotel guests, many screams were heard coming from this room. Objects that could be used during erotic games were seized by the police, added the Italian daily.
The English Super League reacted on Twitter saying they were ” sad to hear of Ricky Bibey’s passing “and thanking him” for his contributions to the game “.