This is awful.
Three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Texas, and it is now reported that a bottle of Zolpidem, a powerful medicine for insomnia that contains methadone, was found next to the bed.
An autopsy will be conducted to officially determine the cause of death, but because there were no other signs of trauma, the pills are the likely candidate.
Irons leaves behind a wife, Lyndie, who is seven-months pregnant with the couple's first child.
Please, please, please, keep this family in your thoughts!
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