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Methadone Found in

Andy Irons' Hotel Room

11/3/2010 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Surf legend Andy Irons reportedly had "numerous" medications in his Dallas, TX hotel room in the wake of his death -- including methadone.

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According to Hawaii's Star Advertiser newspaper -- the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office claims the methadone was found inside a container of a prescription drug called zolpidem (sleep aid)  ... which was on Andy's nightstand inside the hotel room. 

An investigator with the Tarrant County M.E. tells TMZ they did not release any information about methadone to the Star Advertiser -- but we spoke to the reporter, who tells us someone at the M.E.'s office volunteered the info to him when he called. The reporter did not specify who he spoke to at the M.E.'s office.

As we previously reported, the 32-year-old surfing champ -- considered by many to be one of the best in the world -- was found dead yesterday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dallas.

Irons' family released a statement suggesting he may have been suffering from dengue fever ... though methadone is not typically used to treat that illness.

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31.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

OKAY HERE IS THE REAL DEAL THIS GUY WAS PART OF THE BANK ROBBERY GANG WITH PATRICK SWAYZEY IN POINT BREAK AND THIS IS THE LAST GUY ON KEANU REEVES'S LIST..THE ARM OF THE LAW IS LONG AND UNFORGIVING..DO DRUGS AND YOU DIE..DEAL DRUGS AND YOU DIE..ROB BANKS AND YOU DIE

1413 days ago
32.

Texan1    

If Tarrant County is involved then this did not happen in the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas is in Dallas County. Perhaps this was in Arlington or Ft. Worth. Regardless it is hard to believe anything reported when the city and county do not match up.

1413 days ago
33.

Jerrod    

TD, for you to say those kind of things without ever coming probably within a thousand miles of this man is one of the most ignorant and low life things you could do. You're pissed at the world and sad and depressed with your life because you cant spend all day at the beach in the water and probably have a horrible job and an ugly wife and kid to come home to. I usually wouldnt say somethin about someones family, but anyone that would marry you has got to be just as big of a lowlife and your kids will grow up to be just like you, unproductive s*** in society. its alright man, things wont get better for you, and if they do i hope they go right back to being a **** hole just like your soul.. get help dude.

1413 days ago
34.

dre    

TMZ youre nothing but glorified rubbish! You have no real reporting skills and your team of morons are just wannabe b-actors trying to chase the fame monster. Shame on all of you for putting this out there. This man did extraordinary things and had amazing talent A hero to many boys and girls in the surfing community. My heart goes out to his family. It is a sad day here in Hawaii. A very sad day.

1413 days ago
35.

molly's mom    

Wondering why Tarrant Cnty Medical Examiner would have anything to do with the case if he was found in Dallas.

1413 days ago
36.

really    

Leave Andy Irons alone. He died tragically. The surfing community was robbed of a legend yesterday and nothing can change that. Think about the child he has on the way. Think about his wife and family. Stop reporting. NOW!

1413 days ago
37.

Auloni     

LOW CLASS TMZ......even for you guys-Andy is/was a world class athlete ...inspiring so many people.fair reporting is one thing but slanting the news to make people look bad when they are not even dead for 24 hours is abhorrent.

1413 days ago
38.

bubba duckbutter    

why is this guy on tmz, i and evryone i know never ever even heard of him. Since when are surfers considered celebrities anyway

1413 days ago
39.

The Man    

Take Drug = death

1413 days ago
40.

cbe    

LEAVE SURFING ALONE YOU HOLLYWOOD REJECTS

ANDY IRONS WAS A GIFTED PERSON....SO UNLIKE OTHER CELEBRITIES

HE DID NOT LIVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND SHOULD NOT BE THRUST INTO IT NOW....TMZ HAS NO BUSINESS REPORTING ON THIS STORY

1413 days ago
41.

Scott    

Shame on you guys for reporting about the methadone. The medical examiner can just look at a generic pill and claim it's methadone??? I think not. Have some decency will you? The surfing world has lost a brother, a legend and a friend. Stop reporting junk.

1413 days ago
42.

sharon     

Being a resident of Dallas County I would like to correct you in that if the Tarrant County medical examiner is involved he died in Ft. Worth where the examiners office is located. The Hyatt Grand is at the DFW Airport located in Tarrant County. Dallas keeps getting a bad rap for famous folks encountering bad things, give them a break.

1413 days ago
43.

Dan    

Amazing, all the people you think are living the best lives...are actually as bad off as so many others

1413 days ago
44.

stella    

As Teresa mentioned, methadone is now becoming a common pain reliever. One shouldn't read anything negative into it being in his possession.

1413 days ago
45.

nurb    

WOW TMZ is ****e makin methadone the implying headline, but what do you expect from a dullard website for people with no lives

1413 days ago
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