The wife of the late Andy Irons, Lyndie Irons, has filed court documents today to delay the release of Andy's autopsy results, citing "irrevocable harm" to the 'Andy Irons brand'.
Controversy and questions have surrounded the tragic passing of world champion surfer, who was found dead in a Grapevine, Texas hotel room on Nov. 2, 2010.
There was talk of drugs and foul play, or possibly a bad case of dengue fever; speculation has run rampant in the surf and national media. Which is why the release of the autopsy report is so valuable: it could clear or do harm to the 32-year-old surf star's reputation and legacy. The injunction has been granted by a Tarrant County Judge, delaying the public release until May 20, 2011.
The injunction states: "Should the autopsy report be released now, Lyndie Irons and her newborn child would suffer immediate and irrevocable harm in that the branding value would be greatly diminished as a result of the intense news frenzy. Based upon 'leaks' that have already occurred within the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office and the press reaction to those leaks, the branding of Andy Irons' company will be immediately, irreparably and severely tarnished if the official autopsy report is released at this time,"