Surfer died from heart attack, drugs
An autopsy into the death of three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons found the Hawaiian succumbed to a combination of a heart attack and drugs in his system, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Irons, 32, was found dead in a Dallas hotel room on November 2. He was there during a layover on his way home from a tournament in the Caribbean.
The autopsy lists the primary cause of death as a heart attack related to coronary heart disease, with the secondary reason an "acute mixed drug ingestion."
The autopsy report, prepared by the Tarrant County (Texas) Medical Examiner’s office, was provided to The Times by the publicist for Irons’ family and will not be made public until June 20.
Irons, who won three straight world titles from 2002 to 2004, withdrew from the Rip Curl Pro Search event in Puerto Rico just before his death, citing illness, and early reports suggested he may have been suffering from the viral illness Dengue fever.
Irons’ family said he had a history of mood disorders and drug abuse.
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