RIP Steve Irwin

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From CNN.com, 7:56 a.m. EDT, September 4, 2006 – Steve Irwin, the TV host known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” has died after being stung by a stingray off Australia’s north coast. Irwin, 44 was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, according to police sources. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary at the time.

Crikey…

Imagine my surprise when I awoke to news that Steve Irwin, the infamous Crocodile Hunter, passed away this morning. Love him or hate him, Irwin was a dedicated conservationist and he died doing what he loved.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve enjoyed watching him put himself in dangerous situations. He was entertaining, educational and more than a little wacky. That’s what brought people back, though. You never knew what Steve was going to do each episode. You never knew what animal(s) he would encounter/wrestle/save/etc.

Thanks for sharing your passion with the world, Steve. Rest in peace, mate.

Here’s a small tribute video someone put together on YouTube.

4 thoughts on “RIP Steve Irwin

  1. Heather Canevari-Chatman

    I thought my friend Tim was joking with me as he paged me with this at 2 am! I can’t believe it… shocking to say the least.

  2. Heather Canevari-Chatman

    I thought my friend Tim was joking with me as he paged me with this at 2 am! I can’t believe it… shocking to say the least.

  3. All I can say is, I’m happy the guy died while doing something he truly loved. For a guy like this to die by natural causes would have been too normal for him. As crazy and as zany as he was, he got people to watch the show (and hopefully learn a thing or two).

  4. All I can say is, I’m happy the guy died while doing something he truly loved. For a guy like this to die by natural causes would have been too normal for him. As crazy and as zany as he was, he got people to watch the show (and hopefully learn a thing or two).

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