No foul play in death of surfer Irons

BY foxsports • November 3, 2010

A Texas county medical examiner has ruled out trauma and foul play in the death of surfing champion Andy Irons.

Irons was found dead Tuesday in his hotel bed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during a layover en route to his home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. He was returning from Puerto Rico, where he was to compete in the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search. He withdrew citing an illness he contracted in Portugal.

A police report released Wednesday said the prescription drugs Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, and the sleeping aid Ambien were found in the room.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner said the cause of death is pending due to completion of lab tests, which could take several weeks.

The 32-year-old surfer claimed three world championships.


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