Ryan Channing’s family pay tribute on what would have been his 33rd birthday


The family of Ian Thorpe’s late ex-boyfriend Ryan Channing pay tribute on what would have been his 33rd birthday

The family of Ryan Channing, the late ex-boyfriend of Australian Olympian Ian Thorpe, has marked what would have been his 33rd birthday with a solemn tribute.

Channing, a model and skincare entrepreneur, died in May at the age of 32 while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia, after an allergic reaction to medication.

His Instagram account, which he’d last used two months before his death, was reactivated on Wednesday by one of his parents who posted a touching tribute to their ‘beautiful boy’.

The family of Ryan Channing, the late ex-boyfriend of Olympian Ian Thorpe, has marked what would have been his 33rd birthday with a solemn tribute. His Instagram account was reactivated on Wednesday by one of his parents who posted a tribute to their ‘beautiful boy’

‘Happy 33rd birthday to my gorgeous Ryan,’ they captioned a photo of Channing with two of his dogs. 

‘What great times we’ve had celebrating every one of them, and the tradition continues celebrating with your friends and dinner out with family tonight as we do for all our birthdays, got you a cake also!

‘I’m imagining you up there celebrating too, enjoy your day, my beautiful boy!’

Channing, a model and skincare entrepreneur, died in May at the age of 32 while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia, after an allergic reaction to medication

Channing, a model and skincare entrepreneur, died in May at the age of 32 while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia, after an allergic reaction to medication 

Channing (left) was the first long-term boyfriend of former competitive swimmer Ian Thorpe (right) after he came out as gay in 2014

Channing (left) was the first long-term boyfriend of former competitive swimmer Ian Thorpe (right) after he came out as gay in 2014 

Channing was the first long-term boyfriend of former competitive swimmer Ian Thorpe after he came out as gay in 2014.

The pair were in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years until they split for good in 2019.

Channing’s death on holiday in Bali on May 8 came as a shock to his loved ones.

They were in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years until splitting for good in 2019

They were in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years until splitting for good in 2019

A medical team was called to the luxurious Tagoo villas in Kuta on the night of May 6, where they found Channing ‘conscious but extremely weak’.

Doctors from Canggu Clinic stabilised Channing inside the villa compound before rushing him to the BIMC Hospital.

Channing spent two days in the intensive care unit where a source revealed he was suffering from what appeared to be an ‘allergic reaction to medication’.

He died with his family by his bedside.

Kuta police said at the time they had no report of Channing’s death and were not investigating it, but that was not uncommon given he died in hospital.

The death was not considered suspicious.

Channing's death on holiday in Bali on May 8 came as a shock to his loved ones

Channing’s death on holiday in Bali on May 8 came as a shock to his loved ones 

A medical team was called to the luxurious Tagoo villas in Kuta on the night of May 6, where they found Channing 'conscious but extremely weak'. He spent two days in the intensive care unit at BIMC Hospital before dying with his family by his bedside

A medical team was called to the luxurious Tagoo villas in Kuta on the night of May 6, where they found Channing ‘conscious but extremely weak’. He spent two days in the intensive care unit at BIMC Hospital before dying with his family by his bedside

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