RIP Andy Irons
|Tribute by Surfer Magazine|
Andy Irons (USA) the three times World Champion and native from Kauai, Hawai has passed away, due to Dengue fever. He was found alone in his hotel in Dallas, where he was on the way back home to join his pregnant wife. Autopsies will be revealed in few months to know the real death of the surfer. This tragic loss revealed lots of emotions and touched the worldwide surfing community. We all have a big thought to Andy‘s family and his future baby. Surfer Magazine has dedicated a beautiful video in memory of Andy Irons, which you can find under this article.
RIP Andy Irons (1978 – 2010)
— Official Billabong Press Release Regarding Andy Irons—
HONOLULU – (November 2, 2010) — The world of surfing mourns an incredibly sad loss today with the news that Hawaii’s Andy Irons has died. Andy was a beloved husband, and a true champion. Irons, 32, withdrew from a professional surfing event in Puerto Rico last weekend due to illness and passed away during a layover en-route to his home in Kauai, Hawaii. He had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease.
At this time the family thanks his friends and fans for their support, and asks that the community respect its privacy. The family also asks to not be contacted so their focus can remain on one another during this time of profound loss.
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