World Surfing Champ Derek Ho Death Dead – Derek Ho Obituary: Cause of Death
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.
— Hannibal Starbuck (@h_starbuck_71) July 18, 2020
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.
— CARVE Surfing Magazine (@CarveMag) July 18, 2020