Andy Irons Forever

Andy Irons Forever
January 30, 2012 Kaja Cencelj

“Have you ever been kissed by god?”

A 5 minute video remembering Andy, courtesy of ASPWorldTour.  An amazing video with some nice shots of him surfing, and an interview discussing why he got disenchanted with the Tour and the repetition — and how he believed he won over more fans after he chose to step and make surfing what he wanted it to be.  RIP Andy, forever.

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    Kaja 2024 years ago

    uf… On Friday, June 10th the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office released the toxicology report for Philip Andrew “Andy” Irons. It states that his primary cause of death was a sudden cardiac arrest associated with coronary artery disease with a 70-80% stenosis (abnormal narrowing) of one of his arteries. It further states that his secondary cause of death was “acute mixed drug ingestion.” According to the report, the following drugs were found either on his person or in his system: Alprazolam, (Xanax) Zolpidem, (Ambien), cannabinoids (marijuana) naproxen (anti-inflammatory), cocaethylene (a chemical produced in the body when cocaine and alcohol are mixed that’s linked to causing heart attacks in people under forty), methamphetamine, methadone, and cocaine. The report includes a lengthy “comments” section explaining how cocaine and methadone can impede the work of the heart – thereby making their presence in Irons’ body “significant.” It concludes with the following: “the primary and underlying cause of death is ischemic heart disease due to coronary artery pathology (heart disease). Drugs however, particularly, methadone and cocaine, are other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause.” The toxicology report rules out Dengue entirely.

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