Andy Irons, 3-times world champion surfer, has been found dead in his Dallas hotel room. The cause of death is as yet unknown.
I know nothing about surfing, but after watching just a couple of videos of Andy Irons in action I can tell he was one of the best to ever take part in the sport. Which is why he won the world championship consecutively from 2002-2004.
Unfortunately, Irons has died at the tender age of just 32. He’d been suffering from dengue fever and is thought to have been taking methadone to relieve the pain. It’s possible, though not confirmed, that an overdose was the cause of death.
Whatever the cause of death, Irons will be remembered instead for his creative and inventive style of surfing which thrilled all who saw him in action.