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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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31.

Vincent    

I'm sure the whole surf community is just as shocked and depressed as I am. Andy was one of the best to ever live and will never be remembered as anything else. Nobody could backside barrel ride like him.

RIP Andy Irons

1451 days ago
32.

Randy    

He is surfing the perfect wave now, although it is too bad we don't get to watch him any more...Peace to his family and loved ones...

1451 days ago
33.

max poser    

Like max ****ing surfs give me a break. never has any photos of him ripping. just barely standing on dribble by the shore. just a poser with blond hair who appeals to all the midwestern dorks. talking like a surfer doesn't make you one.

1451 days ago
34.

volcom head!!!!    

Tell me this is a joke wright?

1451 days ago
35.

mel    

hi was an amazing surfer !!!!
RIP

1451 days ago
36.

lili    

the island of Kaua'i is definitely morning... we will miss you! Aloha Oe

1451 days ago
37.

Ross    

Kathie. Horrible.....dengue has two forms, one is like the flu. The other is fatal if untreated. RIP Andy Iron. One of the greatest ever in the water.
Kathie, your a horrible horrible person.

1451 days ago
38.

V    

TRAGIC. SO YOUNG!!! MY hearfelt condolences to his family and friends.

1451 days ago
39.

123    

Too bad, he was so young. RIP Cutie.

1451 days ago
40.

D    

I didn't know who he was, but my sympathies with his wife. Sounds like he was a great guy. Too bad TMZ can't take some of these disgusting comments out when something like this happens.

1451 days ago
41.

Bob    

Aloha and Condolences to All Friends of Andy Irons. He will be remembers as a Great Husband, Son, Brother, Good Friend, Acquaintance and Mentor. All will miss the LOVE that Andy showed to All. All Sympathy and Goodness goes to his Wife and Parents. Too many close friends to mention but All the Love and Goodness to His Wife, Bruce, Kai, Kala, Kamalei and the Many Close Friends.
God's Peace and Blessings to Andy...a Great Friend...Will be missed A lot.

1451 days ago
42.

Gary    

What a sad day for the surfing world and the people of Hawaii. Aloha Andy you will be missed.

1451 days ago
43.

e33    

why didn't he go to the hospital? Whatever mosquito fever people are talking about won't kill you in a day. People ignoring the signs...

1451 days ago
44.

Sad sad    

Never heard of dengue fever. Terrible rip.

1451 days ago
45.

D    

Comment to #43 D(myself) TMZ took out the disgusting comments. Thanks, TMZ.

1451 days ago
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