Liam Hampson Wiki – Liam Hampson Bio
Liam Hampson, The body of an Australian soccer star who died in a Spanish nightclub has been found inside an “inner courtyard” that is off-limits to revelers, police have revealed.
Queensland rugby league player Liam Hampson has been found dead, more than 30 hours after he disappeared on a night out with his NRL teammates in Barcelona on Tuesday.
Liam Hampson died at the age of 24 years old.
Cause of Death
Horrified club staff found Hampson’s lifeless body and believe he fell 30 feet to his death.
Regional Mossos d’Esquadra police officers said the reason it took so long to find his body is that it was located in an excluded area of the club.
“It was in an internal patio which was not part of the public area of the nightclub,” police told Daily Mail Australia. “I don’t know how he would have got into that part of the building but he accessed it and from there fell around (30 feet) to an interior patio.
“The fact it wasn’t a public area helps to explain why the workers who raised the alarm didn’t do so until Wednesday lunchtime local time.”
Managers at the Sala Apolo nightclub told News Corp Australia that they were “beyond appalled” by Hampson’s death.
“These are sad and very painful moments. First of all for all the people affected by the unforeseeable accident that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 18th October in the outdoor area of Apolo venue,” the club said in a statement.
“It’s been sad as well for those of us who are part of the organization. The management and the entire Apolo team are beyond appalled by what happened and we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Liam Hampson. We have placed ourselves at the disposal of the Mossos d’Esquadra police force and will continue to do so in relation to any matter concerning the fatal accident.”
Friends lost contact with the Redcliffe Dolphins player at around 5.30 am, prompting public pleas for help from Gold Coast Titans player AJ Brimson as well as Brisbane Broncos duo Jordan Riki and Jesse Arthurs.
In a photo taken by a photographer at nightclub Sala Apolo, Hampson is seen smiling in the background. Riki is in the image’s foreground, giving a woman a kiss on her cheek.
Hampson had been enjoying an off-season holiday around Europe with a group of friends including NRL stars Brimson, Riki, and Arthars.
“Hey guys bit of a long shot but hoping someone out there could have any information about Liam who has now been missing for 30 hours in Barcelona,” Brimson wrote on Instagram after the group lost contact with Hampson. “Please do not message me unless you have any help or info. We are busy trying to message family members etc. Thanks!!”
On Wednesday night, Hampson’s sister Tiarna shared a heartbreaking Instagram post confirming she had received the “saddest news possible.”
“We are devastated to find out Liam had an accident and did not survive,” Tiarna wrote. “We are so heartbroken. Liam was the best brother I ever could have asked for and he made me a better person. We cannot express our grief.
“We can’t thank his mates enough for being there with Liam having the time of his life for him 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.”
Barcelona police also confirmed to 7NEWS that a body believed to be Hampson had been found.
“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,” they said.
Police confirmed the death was being treated as an accident. Spanish news publication El Caso reports police to believe Hampson may have died because of an accidental fall.
Riki issued a tribute to Hampson, sharing three heartbreaking Instagram stories.
“I love you my brother you beautiful soul I’m so sorry,” he wrote.
“Can’t put into words how I’m feeling I love you bro I’m so sorry.”
Riki also thanked those who had responded to pleas for information to help the missing person effort.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Riki also shared a link to a GoFundMe page and said any donations would help Hampson’s family bring his body home to Australia.
“On behalf of Liam’s family and friends, we would like to support his beautiful family in helping Liam get home. Also supporting his family through this difficult time, ”Riki said.
“As we all know Liam was a beautiful soul who brought people together with his love, wisdom, and jokes from him. Liam was an outstanding talent on and off the football field he was helping his teammates win a nail-biting game or educating kids and many others about his life and his wisdom. We love Liam and any donation would go a long way.”
Sala Apolo is described as one of the oldest dance halls in Europe and hosts events every night of the week.
Images from the players’ Instagram accounts show the group holidaying through Munich, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Positano, and Paris before they traveled to Barcelona.