Andy Irons has died from Dengue fever ... tragedy.
Andy, age 32, had missed his earlier heat at the Rip Curl Pro, reported ill.
He was en route to Hawaii from Puerto Rico for treatment when he sadly passed during a layover in Dallas, Texas.
Condolences to Bruce and all his family from all the surfing community.
It is currently unconfirmed this was the cause of death though he had re-occurrences since contracting the disease in Bali.
News link http://www.tracksmag.com/201011022043/News/Latest/ANDY-IRONS-DEAD-%E2%80%93-The-tragic-Loss-Of-A-Champion.html