Foul Play Ruled Out in Surfer Andy Irons' Death

FILE-In this hand out file photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, three time ASP world surfing champion Andy Irons surfs in the Billabong pro tour in Teahupoo, Tahiti. Phil Irons, the father of the 32-year-old surfer, confirmed his son's death Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. The cause of death was not immediately known. (AP Photo/ASP, Karen Wilson,File)**NO SALES** AP Photo/ASP, Karen Wilson,File

A Texas county medical examiner has ruled out trauma and foul play in the death of surfing champion Andy Irons.

Irons was found dead Tuesday in a hotel room at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during a layover en route to his home on Kauai. He was returning from Puerto Rico, where he was to compete in the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search. He withdrew citing an illness he contracted in Portugal.

Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani said Wednesday the cause and manner of death are pending due to completion of lab tests, which could take several weeks.

The 32-year-old surfer claimed the world championship in 2002, '03 and '04, and was a four-time winner of the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. His wife, Lyndie, is expecting the couple's first child in December.

Andy Irons, Former World Champion Surfer, Dies
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