'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray - His Last Moments (Post 57)

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    Unhappy 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray - His Last Moments (Post 57)

    Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

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    4 September 2006

    www.news.com.au

    Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has died after a string-ray barb caught him in the chest.

    The 44-year-old international TV star was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the incident happened.

    Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality this morning at Batt Reef off Port Douglas. It is understood Irwin was killed around midday.

    Irwin leaves his wife Terri and young children Bob and and Bindi.

    The blonde star of Crocodile Hunter, who made khaki shorts and boots his uniform all year round, was an Australian icon.

    But his reptile wrestling antics thrilled overseas audiences even more and he became a fixture on US television in the past decade.

    The son of naturalists Bob and Lyn Irwin, Steve learned to live with dangerous reptiles from a young age at the family’s Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park.

    He opened his own Australia Zoo in Queensland in 1991, leading him to record the hugely popular Crocodile Hunter the following year.

    His catchcry of “Crikey!” brought the unfashionable Aussie phrase back into vogue.

    Irwin’s work had a serious side. He was recently made the face of Australia’s quarantine laws and appeared in TV advertisements urging travellers not to endanger Australia’s unique flora and fauna by bringing in foreign specimens.

    For all his love of animals, Irwin’s first duty was to his US-born wife, Terri Reines, who appeared by his side from the very first episode of the Crocodile Hunter. In 1998, their daughter Bindi Sue was born and drafted straight into the family business.

    A son, Robert Clarence, was born in 2003 and Irwin made world headlines - and suffered a dent on his popularity - when he took the baby boy into a crocodile enclosure, leading critics to accuse him of neglect.


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    Re: 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

    That's quite unfortunate. And he was only 44.

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    Crikey! That sucks. I always thought he'd get severely injured playing Crocodile Dundee, not get killed by a stingray in the bloody ocean.
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    that sucks, i really liked his show. RIP

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    Crikey!
    Are you serious!
    I used to watch his show all the time!
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    wow, i'm speechless

    for reference, this is what a stingray barb looks like



    i really liked the guy too

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    Re: 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

    that really is terrible. RIP, Steve.

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    HOLY *************!
    this doesnt seem real!!!

    This is a national tragedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I still cant belive it.
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    Re: 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

    I can't say I'm surprised. I can remember seeing his show and the first thing I thought was sooner or later he's going to get it if he keeps antagonizing those animals.

    Stingrays are poisonous right? What killed him the poison or the actual puncture?

    Also I thought this post was a joke.

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    I was just watching the news, and apparently as of now 10:36P pacific time, his wife does not know, as she is in Tasmania. God bless them.
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    I'm utterly speechless. May he R.I.P.

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    Re: 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

    Yeah, I thought if he was going to get done in, it would of been by a crocodile. RIP Irwin.

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    He seemed like a cool guy...always funny when he came on Leno. RIP
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