Andy Irons, Surfing Sensation, Dies After Battle With Illness
Andy Irons has died after a battle with dengue fever, Hawaii News Now first reported Tuesday morning.
Irons, 32, had been battling the illness and was en route to his home in Hawaii when he passed away at a hotel near the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
Widely regarded as one of the best surfers in the world, Irons was planning to fly home but was not allowed on his flight after it was believed he was too sick to fly.
He checked into the Grand Hyatt Hotel and was later found dead in his room.
Irons is survived by wife Lyndie, who is expecting the couple's first child in the next month.
Officials aren't expected to release a cause of death until the end of the week at the earliest.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes leading to fever, rash and joint pain in the more mild cases.
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