It’s always sad when anyone dies, even more so when that person dies too young. Some celebrities you would hardly be surprised to hear they died. What are the odds that most news sources have an obituary special prepared for Lindsay Lohan ready to go?

I was quite surprised and saddened to hear that Andy Irons, champion surfer, had been found dead today. There are varying reports out there. The first I heard was that he’d succumbed to dengue fever and another report tonight said strong prescription drugs were found in his hotel room where he died.

He was successful, supposedly healthy and expecting his first child with his wife Lindy. He may not have been finding a cure for cancer but he was an idol to thousands of kids learning to surf and a champion to those dreaming of an endless summer.