Tamayo Perry demise: Surfing legend and Pirates of the Caribbean star dies in shark assault, aged 49 | EUROtoday

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Surfer Tamayo Perry, who as soon as appeared in a Pirates of the Carribbean movie, has died after he was attacked by a shark whereas browsing in Hawaii on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Perry, 49, was discovered with a number of shark bites after the assault close to Goat Island, on Oahu, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services stated.

His physique was discovered at 1pm and lifeguards introduced him to shore by jet ski. He was pronounced useless on the scene.

It is known that he was browsing throughout a break from his job as a lifeguard when the assault occurred.

Shark warnings had been posted within the space by Ocean Safety personnel following the assault.

Mr Perry was born in 1975 in Oahu and started browsing on the age of 12. By the time he was a youngster he was seen as a future star within the browsing scene.

According to the Encyclopedia of Surfing: “Perry was known in his late teenage years as the quiet up-and-coming local boy who had to borrow surfboards because he had no sponsors.

“By 1997, the wiry goofyfooter had gone a long way to developing a tuberiding style combining traits from Gerry Lopez and Tom Carroll, his two favorite old-school Pipeline surfers.”

Stock image of a surfer walking out of the ocean on Oahu's North Shore near Haleiwa
Stock picture of a surfer strolling out of the ocean on Oahu’s North Shore close to Haleiwa (AP)

In 1999 he gained the celebrated Pipeline Master trials and would sporadically compete in occasions for the remainder of his profession.

He was a religious Christian and stated the final two books he learn had been the Bible and The End: 50 Reasons Why Jesus Christ Could Return Before the Year 2000, based on Surfer journal.

Mr Perry later starred in quite a few main Hollywood blockbusters equivalent to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and 2002 browsing Blue Crush.

He went on to make appearances on TV present Lost and Hawaii Five-0 in addition to seem in quite a few browsing movies.

At the time of his demise he was working as a lifeguard and browsing teacher at Oahu Surfing Experience.

In a biography on the the Oahu Surfing Experience web site, Mr Perry stated: I’ve gained an incredible quantity of data, not solely from what I’ve achieved, but additionally from what I’ve suffered.

“A number of years ago while surfing Pipeline on the Extra Large size, I was involved in a freak accident that turned into a near-fatal experience. The incident happened all because of someone elses lack of awareness.

“The lessons I’ve taken from that event have inspired me to my goal of instilling proper surf etiquette and safety into those whom I teach.”

He started his profession with the Ocean Safety division in July 2016 working as a lifeguard.

Honolulu Ocean Safety appearing chief Kurt Lager stated Mr Perry was “a lifeguard loved by all.”

“He’s well known on the North Shore. He’s a professional surfer known worldwide,” Lager stated at a information convention. “Tamayo’s personality was infectious and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more.”

“Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected,” Honolulu mayor Rick Blangiardi stated, calling Perry’s demise “a tragic loss.”

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