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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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61.

Moe Green    

Are you saying he was not Andrew Cuomo's gay lover? And why would that matter?

1366 days ago
62.

Pound Sand    

Hey 64, I guess you don't look at this TMZ site much. From what I see it's main purpose is tackiness. It's not exactly a forum for real feelings. You might want to contact the family to see if there is a charity to donate to in name of him if you are looking for anything serious.

Posted at 5:39 PM on Nov 2, 2010 by Moe Green

From what I see it is only a few disgusting people making the tacky comments about someone's death, including you. Perhaps you need to look in the mirror and realize that you are in the minority here. You are truly a piece of work.

1366 days ago
63.

Kaua'i Resident    

68. He'd been surfing in Puerto Rico when he got sick. He then flew to Florida and was in the hospital for 2 days. He wanted to come home, and I think the only route available was through Texas. He got worse, too ill to board his connecting flight to Hawaii and went to get some rest before attempting another flight. It's on the front page of...www.thegardenisland.com

67...You're right I don't look here much and won't in the future. Regardless, I had to say something out of RESPECT for his wife and family.

1366 days ago
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valeria vargas maggi    

im from arica- chile, andy came here about three years ago and he was an amazing surfer and person, we are really sad about the new. bless to his wife, brother and family.
victor and valeria

1366 days ago
65.

Dubstep'n    

e hoʻomaha me ka maluhia.

My haole kamaaina.

Thoughts and prayers to your ohana.

<3

1366 days ago
66.

Kassy    

He was ill before the competition in Puerto Rico. Dengue starts aprox a week after the mosquito bite....

1366 days ago
67.

girlsurfer    

rip andy. you were an amazing surfer and an amazing person

1366 days ago
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Kleber Batinga    

I saw him at Pipe 12´feet, in 1996, a boy at seventeen and beating guys like Derek Ho in the heat. After 12 years in 2008 I met Andy in Hawaii again, in Haleiwa, and he say Aloha to my friend Marcelo Pacote in Subway. Now trhee times world champion. A nice guy, a young champion full of life. God Bless You Andy to the family and friends our condolences.. RIP Aloha

1366 days ago
69.

pablo    

bless man!! where ever you are... siempre estaras con nosotros... comunidad surfing de luto...

lamentable!!

1366 days ago
70.

JOe    

Very sad but don't spend your time referencing the dumb asses like I just did :) Just ignore them a lot of stupid comments from people.

1366 days ago
71.

Matthew s    

This is so sad!!!!!! i am 15 and i live by the beach in Florida and i have always loved kelly slater but i saw Andy a couple of times and that guy can shred!!!!!! Prayers to his family and RIP, i just can't believe that a guy at the age of 32 can die like this. It's sooo sad that they don't have a vaccination of this!!!! To the Surfing community he will be missed greatly

1366 days ago
72.

Geoffrey    

Today surfers around the world morn. such a great loss to the surfing world. Keep ripping bruce, regards to the irons ohana

1366 days ago
73.

chris    

Our hero. The only surfer that could ever rival the mighty Kelly Slater and one of the coolest cats ever in and out of the water . Insane style and moves.
He has a baby coming soon too, what a tragedy. I feel terrible.
You will be missed by us all.
See you in heaven.

1366 days ago
74.

Dan    

He lived 32 great years. He touched a lot of people and influenced many groms. He will not soon be forgoten.

1366 days ago
75.

Joseph     

Andy was a great talent who had put his life back together.
Please try to respect his family and keep silly remarks to yourself.

RIP AI. God Bless and God Speed.

Aloha bradda

1366 days ago
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