WATCH BELOW: Ian Thorpe competes in Celebrity MasterChefRyan Channing passed away in Bali at just 32-years-old earlier this month, and Ian has spoken to the Daily Telegraph about the tragedy."This is a relationship that I had that was a long-term relationship, and I feel for Ryan's family," he said.The sports star continued to ask for respect during this difficult time."I think when it is someone that is so young, it is tragic for anyone to see them passing at that kind of age.""I hope people are able to respect their privacy as well.
I think when it is someone that is so young, it is tragic for anyone to see them passing at that kind of age."The news of Ryan's passing was confirmed by his brother Jake on Instagram, who told followers, it "wasn't COVID related.""It is with a heavy heart I announce that my brother Ryan has recently passed away on Sunday the 8th of May at 32 years of age."As we seek answers and try come to terms with the heartbreaking loss of my beautiful big brother, we ask for your prayers, support and privacy, he will be forever loved, never forgotten and forever young," he wrote."To my big brother, I love you, I'll see you one day soon you'll be missed more than you know."News of Ryan's passing was confirmed by his family.The skincare entrepreneur's cause of death hasn't been made public, but it was reported by the Daily Telegraph that he passed after overdosing on prescription medication.When the news broke, a friend told the publication that "everyone is distraught" and that he had been "battling health issues" for a while.Ian and Ryan's relationship began in 2015.It was the athlete’s first public relationship after he came out as gay, but the pair sadly split in 2019.During their highly publicised.Read more on who.com.au