Thursday, June 9, 2011
Irons' Autopsy Revealed.
The three time world champion was on his way back home to Hawaii after withdrawing from a competition in Puerto Rico.
While Di Maio told the family no other factor contributed to his death, the official toxicology report and autopsy from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner lists a second cause of death as "acute mixed drug ingestion."
Di Maio believes most of the drugs found in Irons' system, including Xanax and Methadone, were at therapeutic levels. Benzoylecgonine was also found in his system, which is often tested for when conducting cocaine urinalysis. A toxicologist that the family consulted said the levels of Benzoylecgonine were "consistent with the use of cocaine at about 30 hours prior to his death."
Read Outside Magazine's article on the surfing icon to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Photos courtesy of Outside and Zimbio.