As someone who surfs, I just recently found out that Andy Irons, at age 32, passed away due to dengue fever he possibly caught in Puerto Rico where outbreaks have been reported.
From TransWorld SURF: According to reports which have yet to be confirmed, Andy was so sick he was unable to board his flight from Dallas to Kauai, got a hotel room, and was found there dead by an employee leaving behind a pregnant wife, family, and world full of friends and fans.
I am a fan, and I am deeply saddened and extending my condolences to the family and friends of Andy.
Take care of your health everyone, Philippines is also known for Dengue Fever.
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