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A Texas court has granted the wife of the late surfing champion Andy Irons another extension to delay the release of Irons’ autopsy report.

The report was to be released tomorrow after Lyndie Irons was granted a temporary injunction in December.

The modification on the injunction was filed today. Tarrant County District Judge Donald J. Cosby granted Lyndie Irons 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 at the time said 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 on Dec. 8, the opening day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters held on the North Shore of Oahu.

Three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons, 32, 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 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 had told the Star-Advertiser that a container of Zolpidem may have contained methadone.

Dr. Nizam Peerwani of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will not sign the autopsy report until the injunction is lifted, according to Assistant District Attorney Ashley Fourt.

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