The model and creator of skincare brand Bloc were taken to hospital on Sunday, but doctors could not save Channing. The Daily Telegraph. Jake Channing confirmed the sad news of the death of his “beautiful big brother” in a social media tribute on Wednesday and said his brother’s death was not related to COVID.
died at the age of 32
“With a heavy heart I announce that my brother Ryan has passed away recently on Sunday 8th May at the age of 32,” Jake wrote alongside a photo of the pair. “To my big brother, I love you, I will see you one day soon you will be missed more than you know,” he said.
Thorpe “The Tragic Death of Sad Channing”
Thorpe was “saddened” to hear of Channing’s tragic death, his representative, James Erskine, told The Post. As The Daily Telegraph reports, Channing’s distraught friend said he was “battling with health issues”, which led to his untimely death this week.
According to the outlet, both Channing and his brother were living in Bali for a short time. In an Instagram post eight weeks ago, Channing shared a picture of the hospital, writing, “Covid gave me GEWD.”
The cause of his death is currently unknown.
Channing and Thorpe — who was in an on-again, off-again relationship for three years — even considered having a baby via surrogacy. Their union did not mean that the pair called it quits in 2019 after their romance in 2016.
“Yes, the rumors are true, we have parted ways. It has all been very cordial. We remained friends.” Ryan told the Daily Telegraph at the time.
“We have just gone our separate ways. I went out,” he said.
Channing Thorpe’s first public gay romance after years of speculation came out as gay in an interview with Michael Parkinson. The pair separated Because they both got so busy that “it’s really not the same,” Channing explained at the time.
won Olympic medals
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Channing studied commerce, marketing, and entrepreneurship as well as intellectual property and international law, according to Ek. Thorpe was nicknamed Thorpedo in the pool. He won a total of nine Olympic medals during his successful sports career.
A two-time Olympian, he won an impressive five Olympic gold medals, the most by any Australian. He competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney on home soil and in 2004 in Athens.