Richard Bibey, born on 22 September 1981, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s and 2010s.
Ricky Bibey was born in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England.
The Leigh-born prop-forward passed away while on holiday, one of his former clubs has said. Reports in Italy say Bibey was the 40-year-old British man found dead in a hotel in Florence on Saturday evening.
What happened to ex-rugby Player Ricky Bibey?
Ricky Bibey was found dead in his hotel room after staff alerted the police.
He is reported to have arrived in the Italian city on Friday night with a 43-year-old woman, who is understood to be his partner.
Bibey, who played for Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Leigh, and Wakefield Trinity, arrived in Italy on Friday night with the 43-year-old woman, who is thought to be his partner.
There was reportedly blood in the room and she was taken to the Careggi hospital for treatment.