Forty-seven-time surfing world champion Andy Irons' super-fit, super-healthy body stopped working and achieved room temperature on his way back home from a surfing event in Puerto Rico.
The 32-year-old missed a portion of the competition at the oddly-named Rip Curl Pro event in Puerto Rico due to being mere moments from dropping dead.
He was on his way home to Hawaii when he died.
"Irons was supposed to make a connecting flight from Texas to his home in Hawaii," said a rep. "So, rather than going to a doctor, he got a hotel room in Dallas, where he dropped f--king dead."
Irons clinched 47 world tour victories and was crowned world champion every year since he was 3. Surfing experts are reexamining their assertion that he is the leading contender for the 2011 championship.