Andy Irons Passes Away at 32

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With his first child due next month, surfing legend Andy Irons was found dead in a Dallas hotel room yesterday morning. He was 32.

The three-time world champion was scheduled to return home to Hawaii, but reportedly felt sick and booked the room in Texas for a night. An employee found him in bed around 10 a.m. local time.

While an official cause of death has not been determined, the surfer's family released a statement saying, "[Andy] had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease."

According to the police reports, cops found bottles of alprazolam (the generic version of Xanax)  and zolpidem (the generic version of Ambien) on tables near the bed.

Rumors of drug use have often surrounded the athlete, but surfing writer Nick Carroll says he doubted any foreign substances played a role in his death.

"Andy, at times during his life, was an energetic party boy, but he really seemed to have shrugged that off in the last year or two," Carroll said. "His wife was pregnant with their first child and she's about a month from delivery."

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HTML,
Please have some respect for a legend who we just lost. Shame on HTML for writing up B.S. gossip tid bits to create a stir. This loss of life is a serious matter. Please don't dirty AI's name by reporting on things you don't even know. HTML, I suggest you start researching dengue fever and some of the relief measures before you start spewing your gossip to the public.

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RJackson I sincerely can't wait for Karma to return the favor. How dare you critisize or speak ill of such an icon? I guarantee you are fat worthless pompus waste of life that has never come close to accomplishing the amazing feats that Mr. Irons did. Seriously man, this world would be a better place without such ugly souls like yours. Please keep the shit the comes out of your mouth to yourself. If you don't you may find yourself dealing with the strength and vengance of the world surfing community! God bless you Andy you will never be forgotten!

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Dear J and JM, If there was methadone on his table by his bed then obviously he was on some heavy drugs. You don't take methadone otherwise. The guy was a drug addict and overdosed with a newborn child on the way. Now that kid wont have dad. Again, I have no sympathy for junkies and you shouldn't either.

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andy was a world class, professional athlete... randyjacksons butt you dont know shit, youre prob. just some fat, lazy redneck sitting on the couch in the midwest somewhere drinking your beer and hoping someone gets obama out of office, while you make side trips to wall mart for another 6 pack and a nascar lunchbox... andy passed away yesterday from dengue fever, which we think he contracted while he was in Portugal, then traveled to Puerto Rico for the contest, withdrew from the event and tried to fly back to his native island of kauai in the Hawaiian islands, and never made it, passing away in Dallas, Texas... This is truly a sad story, his wife lyndie is due with there first child next month... RIP Andy, the surfing world will deeply miss you, keep on chargin bruddah...

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RIP Andy. Hey randyjacksonsbutt you deserve for someone to put their shoe up your as*. You are a dirt bag with no respect. The last thing the Irons family needs is to have shit heads like you posting comments

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wow, the first guys comment is really uncalled for, have some respect for him, he followed his dream and 'did it', 3 times over, your probally a bald fat 50 year old, sitting and eating chips and have accomplished noting in life by the way you speak about others when they have passed on.

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Randyjacksonbutt: YOU are an IDIOT. STFU. You don't know jack... You are making GUESSES about another mans life. Bad guesses. Bad judgments. A *little* respect for the wife and child left behind...please? Can you muster it, you SAD little man? No matter how someone leaves this earth, someone is dealing with loss... Sending love and strength to his woman and baby. Aloha, Andy...

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Randyjacksonbutt:
YOU are an IDIOT. STFU. You don't know jack... You are making GUESSES about another mans life. Bad guesses. Bad judgments. A *little* respect for the wife and child left behind...please? Can you muster it, you SAD little man? No matter how someone leaves this earth, someone is dealing with loss...
Sending love and strength to his woman and baby. Aloha, Andy...

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Way to go dude! Surfs up! You have a child that is about to come into this world and you go and kill yourself. PS - Methadone is a serious drug to get someone off of serious drugs. He was obviously a junkie and I have no sympathy for junkies only the family they leave behind.

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This is truly tragic, I am a huge fan of Andy's and wish his family and friends my deepest condolences: never met him but was certainly touched by his dedication, style, and championship attitude.

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