Out, gay athlete and activist Simon Dunn has passed away at age 35. An Australian athlete, Dunn was a longtime advocate for LGBTQ people in sports and once had Olympic dreams. He was found by authorities in his Sydney apartment on Saturday morning.
“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.
“The body is believed to be that of the 35-year-old occupant. Officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding his death, which is not being treated as suspicious.”
A report is being prepared for the coroner. This is so sad! The pandemic was so rough on everyone. Please check in on your friends and make sure they’re okay! Sending love to Simon’s friends and family during this heartwrenchingly painful time.