ANDY IRONS’ AUTOPSY ANALYSIS RELEASED
Three-time world champ died of sudden cardiac arrest; second cause of death “acute mixed drug ingestion”
The following statement was just released by the Irons family regarding Andy’s autopsy and toxicology report. He passed away in Texas on November 2nd, 2010 at 32.
According to one of the forensic experts,
“This is a very straightforward case. Mr. Irons died of a heart attack due to focal severe coronary atherosclerosis, i.e., ‘hardening of the arteries.’ He had an atherosclerotic plaque producing 70%-80% narrowing of his anterior descending coronary artery. This is very severe narrowing. A plaque of this severity, located in the anterior descending coronary artery, is commonly associated with sudden death.”
This was a completely unexpected finding. What a tragic thing to happen to one of the most talented professional surfers of our generation.