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Hideki Irabu, ex Yankees's pitcher, found dead by hanging 42

Hideki Irabu (May 5, 1969 – July 27, 2011) was a professional baseball player of Okinawan and American mixed ancestry. He played professionally in both Japan and the United States.

Irabu made his highly publicized debut in The US on July 10, 1997.  He played with the Yankees from 1997 through 1999, winning two World Series rings (1998, 1999).  1998 was Irabu's best season in MLB, featuring career bests in games started (28), complete games (2), innings pitched (173), wins (13), and ERA (4.06).

After the 1999 season, he was traded to the Montreal Expos. He started only 14 games for the Expos in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he signed as a free agent to pitch for the Texas Rangers as a closer. At the end of the year, Irabu moved back to Japan.

Hideki Irabu cause of death
Hideki Irabu was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on July 27, 2011 in an apparent suicide by hanging.

Andy Irons, three-time world champion Surfer, found dead 32

* Andy Irons is a surfing world's super star - equivalent to Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods.

Andy Irons (July 24,1978 – November 2, 2010) was a professional surfer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii, and won three world titles (2002, 2003, 2004), three Quiksilver Pro France titles (2003, 2004, 2005), two Rip Curl Pro Search titles (2006 and 2007) and 19 elite tour victories. On September 3, 2010 he won the Billabong Pro in Tahiti.

Death of Andy Irons
Irons died on November 2, 2010; according to The Association of Surfing Professionals, "he had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease." Professor Robert Booy, an infectious disease academic, was suspicious of this, saying that dengue fever deaths are rare. According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, in his hotel room was found the painkiller methadone and the sedative zolpidem. Investigators have ruled out foul play as a cause. He was found lying on the bed on his back by two hotel staff after he had failed to respond to knock on the door and they went in to investigate

Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies 59

Gregory Isaacs (July 15, 1951 – October 25, 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician, described as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae".

More than 500 Gregory Isaacs albums have been released during his career, many being compilations.

Death of Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Isaacs died of lung cancer at his home in London.
Gregory Isaacs was 59 years old at the time of his death

Gregory Isaacs-Material man

Marvin Isley, Isley Brothers, dies 56

Marvin Isley (August 18, 1953 – June 6, 2010) was one of the members of the family music group, The Isley Brothers and a bass guitarist. Marvin Isley the youngest of the brothers grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1972.

Death of Marvin Isley
Marvin Isley died on June 6, 2010, from complication of diabetes at the Seasons Hospice within Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 56

Isley Brothers Live - Twist and Shout
Marvin Isley on Bass Guitar

Steve Irwin

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Steve Irwin RememberStephen Robert Irwin (February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006), known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality. He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Together with her, he also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by his parents in Beerwah, Queensland.

Steve Irwin's Cause of Death:
Steve Irwin died in 2006 after being fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. Steve Irwin was 44 years old at the time of his death.

Born: 22 February 1962 Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 September 2006 (aged 44) Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Naturalist, Zoologist, Conservationist, Television Personality
Spouse: Terri Irwin, Children? Bindi Sue Irwin, Robert (Bob) Clarence Irwin
Website: CrocodileHunter.com.au

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