The rugby league world is in mourning following the death of retired English player Ricky Bibey, who was discovered dead in a hotel room in Florence alongside a critically injured woman.
Staff at the Hotel Continentale in Italy discovered the 40-year-old player’s dead in his room on Saturday at 8 a.m. local time.
His spouse, a 43-year-old lady, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
The incident was reported to hotel staff by a woman who “came out half nude from the room, coated with blood, begging for aid to the neighbours and a cleaning.”
Ricky Bibey Cause of Death
Bibey died as a result of a seizure in an Italian hotel, although the cause of death is yet to be determined.
In a £350-a-night hotel room on the first floor, Ricky Bibey’s body was discovered in a pool of blood alongside a critically injured lady believed to be his lover.
In a £350-a-night hotel room on the first floor, his body was discovered in a pool of blood alongside a critically injured lady believed to be his lover.
The couple was discovered by hotel personnel at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and police were summoned. When police arrived on the scene, they declared Bibey dead and transported her to a nearby medical facility.
Rickey Bibey was born in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England, on September 22, 1981.
He was a professional rugby league footballer from England who played as a prop or second row. After playing junior rugby league for Leigh East, Bibey made his professional debut for Wigan Warriors in 2001.
He also played for Leigh Centurions, St Helens, Oldham Athletic, and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. In addition, he made three appearances for England A in 2002. Bibey is one of the few players to have won a Challenge Cup while playing for both Wigan Warriors and St. Helens.