Hawaii Surfing Champion Andy Irons Dies After Suffering from Dengue Fever

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BY JODI WILMOTT — The world of surfing mourns an incredibly sad loss today with the news that Hawaii’s Andy Irons has died.

Andy was a beloved husband and a true champion. Irons, 32, withdrew from a professional surfing event in Puerto Rico last weekend due to illness and passed away during a layover en-route to his home in Kauai, Hawaii. He had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease.

At this time the family sincerely thanks his friends and fans for their support and asks that the community respect their privacy. The family also asks to not be contacted so their focus can remain on one another during this time of profound loss.

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