Earlier today, Outside obtained via e-mail a statement from the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office containing the official autopsy and toxicology reports for deceased surfer Andy Irons, whose body was discovered last November in a hotel room at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Accompanying the full autopsy report was a press release from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, summarizing the results:
"Autopsy revealed presence of severe coronary artery disease and the postmortem toxicology studies indicated recent use of methadone and cocaine... Although the primary and the underlying cause of death is attributed to ischemic heart disease due to coronary artery pathology, the presence of both methadone and cocaine is a significant finding especially in a death due to a sudden cardiac event and is listed as contributing to the death but not resulting in the underlying cause. The death is ruled as 'natural'."
For more on Andy Irons' final days, read Brad Melekian's "Last Drop" originally published in our January issue.