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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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16.

Friend of the Slaters    

He never dated Cameron and doesn't have a VD. He has a brand new baby on the way and a wife!!! She some respect people! But he was great friends with Kelly and to all of the Surfer crew around the world. He should've checked himself into the ER instead of a hotel. The entire situation is tragic.RIP old friend.

1358 days ago
17.

Criss    

That sucks. People are not supposed to die that young.

1358 days ago
18.

No Thanks    

Andy DID NOT dated Cameron Diaz!

That was Kelly Slater. He has been married to his wife Lindy DuPuis since November 2007. They met and dated since July 2005.

Lindy is pregnant with their 1st child and is due in less than a month. His passing at the age of 32 is sooo Tragic. He will missed. Blessings go out to his wife and family. Rest In peace Andy Irons - Gone too soon.

1358 days ago
19.

Jillian    

HOW TERRIBLY SAD. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

1358 days ago
20.

Moe Green    

He dated Cameron Diaz? I think that is true because I just read it on TMZ.

1358 days ago
21.

jay    

#20, you're a ****ing joke. rumor mongering loser. have some respect you ignorant s*** bag. let the story unfold before posting speculative rumors. prey for his family and friends.

1358 days ago
22.

Moe Green    

I thought speculative rumors were the point of this TMZ web site!

1358 days ago
23.

oceanlover    

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

Posted at 3:40 PM on Nov 2, 2010 by Moe Green

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


To Kathie and Moe Green,
Really!!?? How insensitive can you be? Do you think you're being funny? The surfing world has lost one of its best and most talented surfers and you have the gall to say something like that?
My heart goes out to the Irons Family and I pray you'll find strength during this difficult time.

1358 days ago
24.

btee    

i heard the same facts as stated by #20. in any case, a huge loss to the surfing community...

1358 days ago
25.

btee    

i heard the same facts #20 stated. in any case, a huge loss to the surfing world...

1358 days ago
26.

surfdog    

May he ride the waves in the heavens above and shine the light to take care of the beautiful family he left behind.

R.I.P.

1358 days ago
27.

les2good4u    

Wow kathy, I hope if you lose someone close they show as much compassion for you. I don't care what he died from it is a shame and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

1358 days ago
28.

diogenes    

Sad story. Sorry for his family and friends. It sounds like he was an amazing young man.

1358 days ago
29.

Micah    

Andy, rest in peace bro. We'll pray for your family.

1358 days ago
30.

nimai51splitter@yahoo.com    

i am supper sad to here this tragic news he has left us way to soon andy has always inspired me with his smooth style he was the best of the best all around charger
RIP
HAIR LONG

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