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Rugby star Ricky Bibey has been named as the Brit who died after taking part in an "erotic game" inside a hotel room in Italy.
Police were called to the Hotel Continentale in Florence after a UK citizen was discovered dead in his room on the weekend.
Ricky Bibey was pronounced dead while a woman was rushed to hospital with suspected serious injuries.
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Police believe that he might have died from a seizure or heart attack..
Media outlet La Nazione announced that the 40-year-old man that was found dead was the Manchester-born rugby league player.
His former team Wakefield Trinity wrote on Twitter: "Trinity are saddened to hear of the passing of former prop-forward Ricky Bibey, aged 40.
"Ricky played for Trinity between 2007 and 2009, making 60 appearances.
"We send our condolences to Ricky's family and friends at this tough time."
The woman, who is suspected to be his partner, is reported to have suffered a haemorrhage.
According to La Nazione, she was "smeared with blood, screaming for help to the neighbours and to a cleaner."
Bibey was found dead in his room at around 8am local time on Saturday (July 16).
A police source told MailOnline: "There is blood in the room and the forensic teams are working there at the moment while the woman has been taken to hospital for treatment.
"Her current condition is serious but she is stable and her injuries are not life-threatening. We hope to question her at some point in the next few hours."
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