Personally I was shocked when I found out that he was dead. I couldnt believe it. I didnt believed it at first, I just did not want to.
He was 32, one of the "Kings" of surfing...When I woke up this morning I could have imagined anything but his death.
We all know well who he was and what he did, I dont need to tell you how good he was at surfing.
He's been found dead in the Dallas airport hotel yesterday (in europe it's today (november 3). He was on his way back home from Porto Rico where he was to compete in the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search; He withdrew citing an illness he contracted in Portugal.
That illness was probably Dengue Fever, but the cause and manner of death are pending due to completion of lab tests, which could take several weeks.
Our thoughts are with wife Lyndie (7 months pregnant) and Andy's Family.
Irons' family released a statement thanking the surfer's friends and fans and requesting privacy "so their focus can remain on one another during this time of profound loss."