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Olympic diver Ian Matos who was inspired to come out as gay by Tom Daley dies aged 32

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Olympic diver who was inspired to come out by Tom Daley has died aged 32. Brazilian Ian Matos, who competed in his home games in Rio 2016, was hospitalised in October with a throat infection.The condition spread to his stomach and then his lungs, which led to his premature passing on Wednesday.Matos had credited Great Britain's Daley as the reason why he had the confidence to announce his sexuality to the world in 2014.He went on to qualify for the men’s synchronised three metre springboard for the next Olympic Games, in which he finished eighth with partner Luiz Outerelo.A statement from Brazil’s Olympic Committee read: “We are profoundly saddened to have received the news of the premature death of the Olympic diver Ian Matos, aged just.

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