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Andy Irons

Andy Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was a professional surer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii, and won three world titles (2002, 2003, 2004), three Quiksilver Pro France titles (2003, 2004, 2005), two Rip Curl Pro Search titles (2006 and 2007) and 19 elite tour victories. On September 3, 2010 he won the Billabong Pro in Tahiti. He and his family hosted the Annual Irons Brothers Pinetrees Classic, a contest for youngsters. The governor of Hawaii declared February 13 forever 'Andy Irons Day'. His younger brother, Bruce Irons, is a former competitor on the World Championship Tour of Surfing (WCT). During his childhood Andy regularly lost to Bruce in contests, but that changed once he entered the World Championship Tour.

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Andy Irons' Death -- Drugs Contributed

Andy Irons' Death -- Drugs Contributed

Andy Irons did die from heart disease -- as his family announced yesterday -- but methadone and cocaine also played a part in the surfing champion's death ... according to the official autopsy… READ MORE >

Conflict Over Surfer's Death

Conflict Over Surfer's Death

The family of surfing legend Andy Irons is adamant the former world champ died as a result of complications from heart disease -- and nothing else -- however, the official autopsy report shows… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago
Andy Irons Police Report -- Ambien, Xanax Found

Andy Irons Police Report -- Ambien, Xanax Found

TMZ has just obtained a copy of the police report in the Andy Irons death investigation -- in which cops say they found various prescription drugs in the surfer's hotel room ... but there's no… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Kelly Slater: 'I Really Miss Andy'

Kelly Slater: 'I Really Miss Andy'

Kelly Slater -- one of Andy Irons' greatest surf rivals -- is opening up about the sudden passing of his friend ... saying, "I'm lucky to have known him and had the times we had together."In a… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Andy Irons -- Pro Surfers Pay Tribute in Puerto Rico

Andy Irons -- Pro Surfers Pay Tribute in Puerto Rico

Dozens of pro surfers gathered in Puerto Rico this morning to honor their fallen brother, surf legend Andy Irons. According to the Association of Surfing Professionals, Irons' friends Roy Powers… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
TMZ Live: Mel, Michael Jackson, and Sarah Palin

TMZ Live: Mel, Michael Jackson, and Sarah Palin

We took your questions today on everything -- including Mel Gibson's deposition, Cirque du Soleil's new Michael Jackson show, and Levi Johnston unloading on Sarah Palin. Plus: Harvey's favorite… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Report: Methadone Found in Andy Irons' Hotel Room

Report:
Methadone Found in Andy Irons' Hotel Room

Surf legend Andy Irons reportedly had "numerous" medications in his Dallas, TX hotel room in the wake of his death -- including methadone. According to Hawaii's Star Advertiser newspaper -- the… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Surfing Legend Andy Irons -- Dead at 32

Surfing Legend Andy Irons
Dead at 32

Three-time surfing world champion Andy Irons died this morning at a hotel in Dallas ... TMZ has learned.The 32-year-old was found by a hotel employee around 10:00 this morning. According to… READ MORE >

- 1263 days ago

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