Ian Thorpe's ex-fiancé Ryan Channing dies suddenly aged 32

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Ian Thorpe's ex-fiancé Ryan Channing has died suddenly in Bali at the age of 32.

Ryan, who was a model, lawyer and founder of skincare company The Blaq Group, was rushed to hospital on Sunday with a friend telling The Daily Telegraph he had been "battling health issues" for some time.

Ian Thorpe and ex-fiancé Ryan Channing
Ian Thorpe's ex-fiancé Ryan Channing has died suddenly in Bali at the age of 32 after 'battling health issues'. Photo: Getty

"Everyone is distraught," the close friend shared. "It is just so sad and everyone is shocked."

Another added that the news "is so incredibly sad".

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A representative for Ian said his "thoughts are with Ryan's family".

Ryan and Ian were on-again, off-again for four years and at one point considered having a child via a surrogate. The pair split in June 2019.

A representative for Ian said his
A representative for Ian said his "thoughts are with Ryan's family". Photo: Getty

The model was Ian's first official boyfriend after he came out following years of speculation.

During an interview with WHO, Ryan revealed the reason for their split in 2019, saying, "It was more around the busy lifestyles we lead now and the fact it was hard to manage the relationship with the travel schedules we have."

Ryan Channing
Ryan's most recent Instagram post was from Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital eight weeks ago when he had Covid-19. Photo: Instagram/Ryan Channing

After the pair's split, Ryan also told The Daily Telegraph that the relationship ended on amicable terms.

"It has all been very amicable. We have stayed friends. We have just gone our separate ways."

Ryan's most recent Instagram post was from Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital eight weeks ago when he had Covid-19.

"Covid got me GEWD," he wrote alongside the snap of himself giving the peace sign.

Followers have taken to his account to share their heartbreak, with one user writing, "RIP beautiful soul."

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