A Texas judge has granted the widow of surfing champion Andy Irons another extension to delay the release of Irons’ autopsy report. The report was to be released today after Lyndie Irons was granted a temporary injunction in December.
The modification on the temporary injunction was filed yesterday by attorney Arch McColl III on behalf of Lyndie Irons and her 5-month old son, Andrew Axel Irons. Tarrant County District Judge Donald J. Cosby granted a 30-day extension until June 20. The request was unopposed.
On Dec. 21, Judge Melody Wilkinson approved a petition to postpone the release of the report until May 20. Irons’ widow said at the time that the report could tarnish her husband’s brand and that she and their newborn son are “dependent on the financial well-being of a company established by the celebrity status of Andy Irons.”
Andrew Axel Irons was born Dec. 8, the opening day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, held on the North Shore of Oahu. Three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons died Nov. 2 in his hotel room in Dallas while en route to Hawaii after he withdrew from a competition in Puerto Rico.
Relatives said Irons, 32, was suffering from dengue fever. The prescription medications alprazolam and zolpidem were found in the room, according to a Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Police report. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said in November that a container of zolpidem might have contained methadone.
The autopsy report has been completed but will not be signed by Dr. Nizam Peerwani of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office until the injunction is lifted, according to Assistant District Attorney Ashley Fourt.
Photo: Andy Irons: A LIfe Celebrated at Hanalei Bay. Photo courtesy of Lachlan MacKinnon. Surfersvillage Global Surf News