Earlier this afternoon (Thursday, 24th October), Ayrton Lim (林登) was found dead in his living room at Tabuan Laru, Kuching.
The Borneo Post reported that the 19-year-old male athlete had recently returned home after undergoing a period of training in Singapore.
The publication wrote that it was Ayrton’s mum who discovered his body after picking his younger sibling up from school. Although an ambulance had rushed to the scene, the young teen was “declared dead at the scene by medical personnel”.
It was not revealed how he died as his body was delivered to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH)’s morgue. However, a quick look into his Instagram story showed a cryptic message.
“It has been a wonderful 19 years and I’m grateful if you’re part of it… Thank you,” the Malaysian swimmer wrote. Many have offered their condolences with the assumption that he committed suicide.
Atlet renang lelaki Sarawak ditemui mati di rumah keluarganya di Tabuan Laru.
Ayrton Lim,19 tahun, ditemui mati di bahagian ruang tamu rumah oleh ibunya.
Ayrton Lim dipercayai mengalami kemurungan sejak tiga hari lalu.
Siasatan awal mendapati tiada unsur jenayah. pic.twitter.com/swXyLC0pw2
— Buletin TV3 (@BuletinTV3) October 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Buletin TV3 reported that the athlete had been depressed (for at least) the past 3 days.
Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. Some of his close friends have shared their testimonies on how the swimmer impacted their lives. Take a look at their heartfelt posts here.
Source: The Borneo Post.