Ian Thorpe attends the prestigious Gold Dinner after tragic death of ex-boyfriend

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Ian Thorpe is seen in public for the first time at the prestigious star-studded Gold Dinner in Sydney after ex-boyfriend Ryan Channing’s tragic death in Bali at age 32

Ian Thorpe has been seen for the first time since his ex-boyfriend Ryan Channing tragically passed away earlier this month.

The retired Olympic swimmer, 39, smiled bravely as he attended the prestigious Gold Dinner in Sydney on Wednesday night. 

Ian looked sharp in a tuxedo for the high-profile charity event benefitting the Sydney Children’s Hospital. 

Ian Thorpe attends the prestigious Gold Dinner after tragic death of ex-boyfriend

Brave: Ian Thorpe has been seen for the first time since his ex-boyfriend Ryan Channing tragically passed away earlier this month

Thorpe sported a handsome beard for the A-list event. 

Channing was the first long-term boyfriend of the former Olympic swimming champion after Thorpe came out as gay.

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

Channing tragically died on Sunday while holidaying with family on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal 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’.

A medical team from Canggu Clinic stabilised Channing inside the villa compound before rushing him to the BIMC Hospital in Kuta. 

Dapper: Ian looked sharp in a tuxedo for the high-profile charity event benefitting the Sydney Children's Hospital

Dapper: Ian looked sharp in a tuxedo for the high-profile charity event benefitting the Sydney Children’s Hospital

Five-o-clock shadow: Thorpe sported a handsome beard for the A-list event

Five-o-clock shadow: Thorpe sported a handsome beard for the A-list event

Heartbreak: Channing died on May 8, with his family by his hospital bedside

Heartbreak: Channing died on May 8, with his family by his hospital bedside

History: Channing was the first long-term boyfriend of the former Olympic swimming champion Thorpe after he came out as gay

History: Channing was the first long-term boyfriend of the former Olympic swimming champion Thorpe after he came out as gay

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

However, his exact cause of death is not clear.

Channing died on May 8 with his family by his hospital bedside.

Kuta police told Daily Mail Australia 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, police said.

Long time loves: The pair were in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years until they split for good in 2019

Long time loves: The pair were in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years until they split for good in 2019

Channing’s skincare company, The Blaq Group, posted an emotional tribute remembering the entrepreneur for his ‘fun loving spirit’.

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‘It is with heavy heart that we share the news that The Blaq Group founder, Ryan Channing, has passed away at the age of 32.

‘Ryan had been battling with health issues over the past few months and died in hospital after being taken suddenly ill on Sunday May 9th whilst on holidays in Bali.’

Cause: Channing spent two days in the hospital's intensive care unit where a medical source revealed he was suffering from what appeared to be an 'allergic reaction to medication'

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

‘His inspiration led to the creation of highly regarded skincare brands, Flight Mode and Generation Skin as well as the flagship brand Blaq which strives to empower equality through its distinctive messages of acceptance and inclusivity.’

The shock death was announced on Instagram by his younger brother Jake.

‘Seeing as the news headlines beat my whole family to posting about this unfortunate time in our lives, it’s 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,’ Jake wrote.

Investigation: Kuta police told Daily Mail Australia they had no report of Channing's death and were not investigating it, but that was not uncommon given he died in hospital. Channing and Thorpe seen here in 2016

Investigation: Kuta police told Daily Mail Australia they had no report of Channing’s death and were not investigating it, but that was not uncommon given he died in hospital. Channing and Thorpe seen here in 2016

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