Liam Hampson, the Queensland rugby league player, passed away this week after going missing for a brief period. Read on to learn how did Liam Hampson die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
The popular rugby league player was enjoying his off-season time in Europe alongside his mates from the NRL including AJ Brimson, Jordan Riki, and Jesse Arthars. The Spanish police have now confirmed Liam Hampson’s cause of death.
Who was Liam Hampson?
Liam Hampson, 24, was a famous rugby league player from Brisbane, Queensland. He played for the Redcliffe Dolphins in Queensland Cup as a hooker. He had played fours years in the Queensland Cup for teams like Southport Tigers RLFC and Tweed Seagulls.
Hampson had joined Redcliffe just at the end of 2021 and came off the bench in last month’s final loss to North Devils. He was in a position to impress Wayne Bennett and the NRL’s 17th franchise, the Dolphins.
Hampson was born in 1998 and completed his education at Keebra Park State High School in Southport, Australia.
How did Liam Hampson die?
Liam Hampson died on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, after going missing in Spain. His mates including Arthars and his sister posted on social media that Hampson had not been seen for 24 hours after last being spotted at the Sala Apollo nightclub wearing a black t-shirt and a cap.
On Thursday, Barcelona police confirmed that a body believed to be that of Liam Hampson was found dead on a nightclub floor after a fall from a substantial height.
Hampson’s father, Brett, confirmed the tragic news of his son’s death.
“Waking up to the news no one wants to hear, we are devastated to find out that Liam had an accident and sadly has not survived,” Brett wrote on Facebook.
“We are heartbroken to say the least. Liam had a heart of gold and was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend. Words can not express our grief.
“We can not thank his mates enough for being there with Liam having the time of his life and assisting in the search for our boy. Our thoughts are with them.
“We are asking the media to respect our privacy as we work through this time.”
Liam Hampson dead at 24: What was his cause of death?
Rugby player Liam Hampson passed away this past Wednesday at the age of just 24 after going missing a day before in Barcelona, Spain. He was on an end-of-season trip to Europe with other NRL players.
Spanish police have confirmed that Liam Hampson died after falling off a substantial height of approximately 10 meters and an injury to the head was his cause of death. His death is being treated as an accident and no foul play was reportedly involved.
“This morning, nightclub staff where Liam was seen for the last time, found a body on the floor in an area of the nightclub, Sala Apolo,” said the police.
Sala Apolo is a historic establishment and one of the oldest dance halls in Europe. Hampson and his friends visited the place before he lost touch with them at around 4:30 AM on Tuesday.
Broncos Player Jordan Rikki Leads Tributes to Liam Hampson
Jordan Rikki, the rugby player for Broncos and Hampson’s friend, has shared an emotional tribute for the deceased star. He paid respect on social media and started a GoFundMe campaign for Hampspn to bring the dead body back to Australia with a goal of $50,000.
“I love you my brother you beautiful soul, I’m so sorry,” Riki wrote in the caption of a photo posted on his Instagram story of the pair.
“Can’t put into words how I’m feeling. Love you bro. I’m so sorry.
“Please know I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped to find our boy words can’t express how grateful I am for you guys,”
“Everyone who reached out and posted on your socials and asked for your family/friends to help thank you so much … RIP my beautiful brother.”
The campaign was able to collect $60,000 within a short span. Several other players, friends, and fans paid tribute to Liam Hampson following his untimely death.
“Liam was a much loved and respected member of the rugby league community,” said QRL chief executive officer Rohan Sawyer.
“It is terrible news to wake up to this morning, and our hearts go out to Liam’s family and friends.”
Funeral arrangements for Liam Hampson are pending as we await the arrival of his body in Australia. Hampson is survived by his father Brett, his mother Lorna Morton, and his sister.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.