Police reveal cause of Ryan Channing’s sudden death in Bali

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Police in Indonesia have confirmed what caused the death of Australian businessman and model Ryan Channing in Bali earlier this month.

Channing, who previously dated Ian Thorpe, went to hospital on May 6 after he fainted in a Bali villa.

Two days later, he died in BIMC Hospital in Kuta. Channing was 32.

Indonesian police have told the Daily Mail he was treated for an “overdose of prescription medication”.

And police are not treating his death as suspicious, they told the Mail.

Ryan Channing’s body was expected to return to Australia via a repatriation flight on Friday, the publication reported.

Channing’s family are planning his funeral for Perth next week.

Channing’s mother Joy thanked “everyone for their overwhelming love and support” through the “tragic time”.

In a tribute online, she also added her son “lived life to the fullest”.

“Constantly surrounded by excitement and creativity, with an undeniable drive to seek perfection in everything,” she wrote on Instagram.

“To be part of Ryan’s world, and to be swept up in his adventures and triumphs was a privilege for all of us.”

In Bali, the man’s family earlier held a memorial dinner and a beach candlelight service in his memory.


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Ryan Channing battled health issues for months

Ryan Channing’s skincare company, The Blaq Group, earlier paid tribute to his “fun and loving spirit” after his death.

“He had been battling with health issues over the past few months and died in hospital after being taken suddenly ill while on holidays in Bali,” the company said.

“His fun and loving spirit will be missed by all.”

Ryan Channing was former Olympian Ian Thorpe’s first long-term partner after the swimmer came out publicly as gay.

The pair started dating in 2015 and later separated in 2019.

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