Former surfing star Chris Davidson died on Saturday ... after he was allegedly punched in the face in an altercation outside of a bar in Australia.
He was just 45 years old.
Authorities say they responded to a South West Rocks pub at around 11 PM on Saturday after receiving calls about an assault. A man -- reportedly later ID'ed as Davidson -- had allegedly hit his head on the ground following a punch.
According to the officials, when they arrived, they found the man unconscious. They say he was transported to a nearby hospital, but died a short time later.