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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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76.

Robin S    

dengue fever strikes agian as he just got back to Tahati.
Today the world has lost a great example for kids to look up and admire. I know I used his name more than once to get my water babies to eat their greens. He will be missed by all that knew him and remember by those who admired him forever.

Irons rules! post it now and forever

1459 days ago
77.

jerry t    

sad day condolences to the family from san diego ca. great surfer.

1459 days ago
78.

Leslie    

If it was dengue fever, I doubt a doctor would've let him travel. Many people die from it if untreated.

1459 days ago
79.

Chris VanHaight    

My condolences go out to Andy Irons' family and friends.

1459 days ago
80.

Who'sThat    

My Deepest Sympathy with Family and Friends of this young man...

May God Bless and RIP!

1459 days ago
81.

Jimmy    

i bet he drowned

1458 days ago
82.

No Thanks    

#23 - Jay..STFU!. What a Loser!

#20 was spot right on!

*Kelly Slater not Andy was involved with Cameron Diaz.

*He married Lyndie Dupuis Nov 2007.

*They met in July 2005 and they are weeks away from the birth of their first baby.

So Brah..YOU need to get your facts str8..and read a story as it unfolds!

Condolences to Lyndie, Bruce, and the rest of the Irons Ohana.

and his many fans everywhere..

Aloha!

1458 days ago
83.

Muppet    

My condolences to his friends and family. Rest in peace.

To the ignorant commenters on here I hope your comments come back to you ten fold when something tragic happens in your lives.

1458 days ago
84.

Winston    

God bless Andy's widow and unborn child. He is one of the best surfers in the world and the pride of Kauai! Aloha for everything, Andy!!

1458 days ago
85.

MJ215062009    

Dengue fever is a bad ass thing to get. If it is stage one, symptoms muscle aches, fever, fatigue similar to flue or colds, that is why it is so difficult to detect when one has dengue fever, it is a silent killer. Stage two and three is the haemoraging fever, where one starts to bleed through all the orifices in the body, all the organs, and that is the killer, a person can catch dengue today and be dead by tomorrow that's how serious this thing is. Here in Barbados we are absolutely fearful of this disease especially in the Hurricane Season, right now there is an outbreak of dengue in Trinidad and several death have already occured. This is just so sad for this young man to catch it and to die from it. The thing is if you are not aware of the dengue fever terms u think u just got a bad flue spell, and bam the next thing you know you are on the way out, quick and painful. If travelling to the tropics rub your skin with citronella oil, use any repellant you can get, and at night cover yourself up with long sleeves and pants.
I am sorry that this happened to this young man.

1458 days ago
86.

lili    

May he rest in peace...

1458 days ago
87.

chuckles    

a legend a clas act...any one talkn sh#$...what goes around comes around...my heart is heavy for his fam....YA IT"S A HUGE LOSS...most of the people that gmz writes about are complete piles...... so i will be sad for awhile...

1458 days ago
88.

burner    

May he RIP and prayers to his family, dear friends and those he touched by being such a great surfer and by being an extension of the life the sea brings us all.

1458 days ago
89.

Christine    

He was my best friend's cousin. :/ I can't believe he's gone. RIP Andy.

1458 days ago
90.

Hench    

Just found out a bit ago..still in shock..Andy was one well liked/loved guy. Excellent surfer and just a solid person..He was in great shape and only 32 - this is truly a tragedy.

1458 days ago
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