Ricky Chapman, a 32 years old Bandido bikie Vice President was found dead on Wednesday, 20th April 2022, in the evening at work in the Rio Tinto Port in Cape Lambert.
Who was Ricky Chapman? (Wiki, Age, Biography)
Ricky Chapman was in a bike altercation in Broadbeach in 2013. Chapman became a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in Queensland when he was 20 years old. He was in the headlines and is known after the incident back in December 2020. He found himself thrust into the most critical crime story seen in WA for decades when he was sitting alongside his father-in-law Nick Martin when a former soldier fatally shot the Rebels boss with a sniper rifle, and he copped a bullet in his arm in the contract of assassinating with the Rebels kingpin.
He had to get surgery to remove the bullet and then was detained for breaching and linking the parole of the underworld personalities. He was jailed and then released in April 2021.
How did the EX-Bikie Die? (Obituary, Cause of Death)
After being released from jail, he vowed to give up the fugitive motorcycle gang lifestyle and pleaded to lead a peaceful life with his family, but fate had different plans. Within 12 months, the bikie was found dead. He had started working at Tinto’s Cape Lambert port in the Pilbara in Western Australia’s north.
On 20th April, the company confirmed that a worker in his 30s died in Wickham in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, which is about 60 km from the mining hub in Karratha. The first responders attended to the worker, but he couldn’t be saved. St. John ambulance and WA police also arrived at the place on time. Ricky was a socially active person; his followers and family members were in grief and shock hearing the news of his death. His mother shared an update to extended family and pals asserting his tragic passing. She was flooded with messages of shock and support.
According to the WorkSafe commissioner, Daren Kavanagh, the worker had died due to medical causes. According to his colleagues, Ricky served as a fly-in-fly-outrigger between Cape and Perth Lambert when he died.