What Happened To Harley Balic? Is He Dead Or Alive? Information reaching our news desk has it that former Australain Rules Footballer, Harley Balic has sadly passed away. Harley was reported to have died today January 10 2022 at the age of 25. His cause of death or what led to his sudden demise is not yet known at the time of filing this report.
Harley Bennell confirmed the news of Balic’s death through his official Instagram page.
Through his IG status, Harley shared a picture of him with Harley Balic and wrote:- RIP my little HB, I’ll always love you, little brother.
Who Was Harley Balic?
Harley Balic was an Australian footballer who competed in the Australian Football League for the Fremantle Football Club (AFL).
Baltic was born to a Bosnian father and an Italian and German mother in Sandringham, Victoria.
Balic represented the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup and was selected by Fremantle with the second overall choice in the 2015 national draft.
He made his debut in a 16-point victory over the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium in round three of the 2017 season. After four games with the Dockers in 2017, he was placed on indefinite leave for “personal reasons.”
Later that year, Balic sought a move back to Victoria, and in October, he was sent to Melbourne. After losing interest in the game, Balic retired in August 2018 at the age of 21.
After disclosing that he is receiving vehement abuse from supporters, the former Melbourne Demons footballer quit from the AFL in 2018 at the age of 21.
Harley Balic Unexpected Retirement
After falling out of love with the sport, Harley Balic announced his immediate retirement from the AFL in 2018.
In a 2017 interview with Foxsports, Harley Balic discussed how he struggled with homesickness, loneliness, and personal troubles while living in Perth for two years.
“I couldn’t rejoice with anybody after games, and I didn’t have someone to depend on if things went bad.”
“Probably the worst issue was the loneliness and solitude over there, and not having anyone there for my ups and downs… “Perth is so far away, and I don’t have anyone in my direct family,” Balic explained.
He also talked about how he felt alone in Perth and suffered from “some serious anxiety and even panic attacks.”
Balic said that he was too concentrated on football and that he didn’t have many options outside of the AFL bubble.