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Surfing Legend Andy Irons

Dead at 32

11/2/2010 7:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Three-time surfing world champion Andy Irons died this morning at a hotel in Dallas ... TMZ has learned.

Andy Irons death:
The 32-year-old was found by a hotel employee around 10:00 this morning. 

According to reports, Irons had planned to travel back to his home in Hawaii -- but fell ill and that's why he booked his room in Dallas. 

The local medical examiner tells us an official cause of death has not been determined.

The Irons family has released a statement saying, "[Andy] had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease."


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Moe Green    

So how much does TMZ make from the death of this person?

1396 days ago
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tiffany     

How tragic and sad..My condolences to the family.

1396 days ago
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viktor    

Sorry, Max. Was Andy a friend?
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1396 days ago
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kk&cr    

according to wikipedia he died of dengue fever ( i know i spelled it wrong). which is usually caused be mosquito bites partically in the tropics. he was traveling back from puerto rico.

1396 days ago
5.

Kevin    

Andy will be missed. Condolences to his brother Bruce and the family. Gone way too soon buddy.

1396 days ago
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awards    

RIP!

1396 days ago
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ETM    

I met Andy in Princeille a few years ago. RIP

1396 days ago
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Moe Green    

I thought OJ was the baddest man living near the water.

1396 days ago
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Capt. Eric 'Rick' Fogel    

Andy was a mate and loved by all of us here on Kauai.

Damn! Just can't believe it. Most everyone, all the watermen, here knew him, and all of us surfed with him at one time or another. Was the most un-stuck up, friendly, person of fame you could imagine. Killed by a bloody mosquito, and not a wave.

All the best to the family, and all Kauai, and watermen all over the world, are in mourning with you.

1396 days ago
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konaehukai    

Reportedly was from Dengue Fever. RIP Brotha!

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"Think he might have dated Cameron Diaz...maybe he let his venereal disease go untreated...

Posted at 3:46 PM on Nov 2, 2010 by Kathie"
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Keep it classy Kathie

1396 days ago
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gemini81    

NOOOOOOO!! Andy was such an amazing surfer, and an awesome guy... that is so sad.

1396 days ago
12.

Lori    

Too young...

1396 days ago
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Moe Green    

Hey 14, probably made by some low life who uses the f word and curses as natural speak.

1396 days ago
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dd    

RIP

1396 days ago
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Hawaiian surf    

Here's a tip, I am a legitimate source. Drugs for sure. Not making heats? Too high. "Sick" in a hotel room too sick for a flight? High as a kite. I know his whole circle. He was on drugs. Investigate. If the cause of death is supposedly "sick", nope, it was an OD.

1396 days ago
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