Derek Ho is confirmed dead at the age of 55.
Derek was best known as a American surfer.
Death was likely due to world champion (.
Derek Ho
Personal information
Born(1964-09-26)September 26, 1964
Kailua, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Died17 July 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 55)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight133 lb (60 kg)
Surfing career
Years active1986–2020
Major achievements1993 World Champion
Vans Triple Crown
Surfing specifications
StanceGoofy foot
Derek Ho (September 26, 1964 — July 17, 2020) was a Chinese Hawaiian surfer who won the world surfing championship in 1993. Ho was born in Kailua, Hawaii. He began surfing at the age of three, and won the world title at age 29, making him the first Native Hawaiian world champion. Derek Ho was the brother of Michael Ho, another champion surfer, and the first cousin of Don Ho, the Hawaiian singer. He was the uncle of professional surfers Mason Ho and Coco Ho.
On July 17, 2020, Derek Ho suffered a heart attack and admitted himself to hospital, where he later lapsed into a coma and subsequently died.
See also
ASP World Tour
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