Surfing World Stunned

Andy Irons was a hero to many. The realisation that someone such as this - a symbol of strength and triumph in the face of life-threatening danger - could be struck down so unexpectedly in their apparent physical prime, came as a chilling reminder of the fragile balance of life.
Photo Ryan Heywood - see it here
I didn't have a photo of Andy, so rather than steal from someone I don't know, I thought I'd use this one and give a credit and a link to my ol' matey Ryan Heywood.
This is Ryan's photo of Andy with his brother Bruce, shot several years back in Tahiti. It was the first image that came to mind when I heard the news; reiterating the theory of "six degrees of separation".