Witness reveals 'absolute chaos' as Aussie found dead on Bali boy's trip

The 26-year-old's body was discovered in his unlocked hotel room.

A young Australian man who died suddenly in Bali is being remembered as an "absolute legend" and a "great bloke" who loved his family and football, as his loved ones scramble to bring his body home following his "unexpected" death.

Taylor "Rocky" Rockliffe, 26, from Lake Munmorah on NSW's central coast, was found dead in his hotel room in Bali earlier this week after spending time on the popular holiday island with a group of friends on a boys trip. It's understood Rockliffe was found dead in bed by a friend, though no details surrounding the cause of death have been released to the public.

Taylor Rockliffe, 26, was found dead in Bali earlier this week. Source: Facebook.
Taylor Rockliffe, 26, was found dead in Bali earlier this week. Source: Facebook

'Absolute chaos' after Aussie's body found

According to a witness, who was staying at the same hotel as the group, the scene in the wake of his death was "absolute chaos". The woman said the boys were "so young and lost" with police and crime scene investigators "everywhere", the Daily Mail reported.

"This was f***ing traumatic to witness yesterday, I think I've slept three hours since it happened," the woman said.

Friend discovers body in unlocked hotel room

It's understood Rockliffe was due to meet his friend, Travis Brayden, at 8.30am on the morning of his death, with the pair scheduled for a tattoo appointment. When he failed to arrive, Brayden grew concerned and, at 10.20am, asked staff at the Grand Sinar Inda Hotel to be taken to Rockliffe's room where they found the door unlocked.

"Mr Brayden tried to wake him up but there was no response," Denpasar Police spokesperson Ketut Sukadi said. "He then asked the hotel staff to call the medical team but when they arrived they pronounced Mr Rockliffe dead," Sukadi continued, adding that there was no sign of violence or a struggle in the room.

Taylor "Rocky" Rockliffe is being remembered for his love of football and his family. Source: Facebook

Last Instagram post about drinking revealed

Rockcliffe, who was due to check out of the resort the day he died, ran an Instagram page with his mates called "Three Pigs Roaming" where they documented their drinking escapades around NSW.

Just a week ago, the group shared a photo from Denpasar.

"Well it turns out pigs can fly," the caption read. "We are in Bali soaking up all the sun... you know there's only one beach bar we will think about drinking at.

"There is in fact no VBs being served here and we are more then happy about it. If you are in Bali get down to Beach Bum bar and get your flex on."

Heartbroken family desperate to bring body home

Rockliffe's devastated family have since set up a fundraising page to help bring his body home and pay for funeral expenses.

"My best friend my brother my everything, unexpectedly passed away while on holidays in Bali, I am begging anyone if they could spare it to help my family bring him home to us in Australia," his heartbroken sister Brie wrote.

The 26-year-old was reportedly found unconscious in his hotel room bed by a friend. Source: Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old was reportedly found unconscious in his hotel room bed by a friend. Source: Daily Mail.

"He needs to be home with his family and friends and he deserves to have a send off surrounded by people he loved so dearly. Please from the bottom of my heart please help us."

As of Thursday, the fundraiser had raised over $60,000.

On social media, Rockliffe's rugby league club, the Morisset Bulls, said he'll be "dearly missed", describing him as "one of the greats".

Friends online also paid tribute to the "absolute legend" who was described as a "top bloke" and a "beautiful soul."

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