: According to sources close to the
: surfer, rumors have been confirmed
: that three-time World Champ Andy
: Irons has died today. The cause of
: death is currently unknown.
: Irons missed his Round 1 and 2 heats
: at the Rip Curl Search Puerto Rico
: stop on the ASP Men's World Tour
: Saturday due to illness and was
: traveling back home to Hawaii when
: he passed away.
: Irons was arguably the most dominant
: surfer of the early to mid 2000s. In
: addition to his world titles, Irons
: had 19 world tour victories and has
: the distinction of being the only
: surfer to have won at every location
: on the tour. But more significant
: than the statistics was his
: reputation as perhaps the only true
: rival nine-time World Champion Kelly
: Slater has ever known, and the two
: engaged in some of the most
: memorable title races in history.
: Irons returned to the World Tour
: this year after a one-year hiatus.
: While his results had been up and
: down, a recent win at the Billabong
: Pro Tahiti in August signified a
: return to form in the kind of
: powerful, barreling surf in which he
: made his reputation.
: We'll update the story as more news
: becomes available. Our thoughts go
: out to Irons' friends and family at
: this time.
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: too bad
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