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Andy Irons - 3 times World Champion - RIP by Andy Berry

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Three-time surfing world champion Andy Irons has been found dead in Texas (3 November 2010).
The 32-year-old, who won three successive world titles between 2002 and 2004 and is the only competitor to have won at every venue on the ASP World Tour, didn’t contest his Round 1 or 2 heats at last weekend’s event in Puerto Rico because of illness.
Heading back to his homeland of Hawaii following his subsequent exit from the tournament, just three months after his most recent of his 19 wins in Tahiti in August, Irons was found dead in Texas on Tuesday with reports suggesting he may have had Dengue Fever.
He was one of the few surfers to consistently match nine-time world champion and fellow American Kelly Slater.
Irons only returned to the world tour this year after a one-year break and his last event win came in Tahiti in early September.
He leaves behind a pregnant wife.
I took this photo at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, Australia.

More images at: Andy Berry Photography

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  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 4 years ago

    A terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife. Thanks for posting this.

  • Andrew Mather
    Andrew Matherabout 4 years ago

    Sad news.

  • steen
    steenabout 4 years ago

    RIP AI

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 4 years ago

    Such a tradgedy, sad news for his family and the surfing sect.

  • jesskato
    jesskatoabout 4 years ago

    Way too young to be leaving us. All our thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeabout 4 years ago

    Shocking and such sad news – just heartbreaking!

  • Luke Pearce
    Luke Pearceabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Didnt know this :( The world lost a good man. Thanks for sharing…

  • Peacefulwarrior
    Peacefulwarriorabout 4 years ago

    Great job posting this, bloody tragedy and I think of his beautiful wife and their son to be… so sad!!

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 4 years ago

    that’s so sad… such a tragedy.

  • HURLEYbyName
    HURLEYbyNameabout 4 years ago

    such a huge loss, love and thoughts with Andy’s family

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