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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 12:21 AM
This was announced a little while ago. I dont know about you guys, but I absolutely love this guy. I use to watch his show every week. Such an amazing personality. He will definitely be missed. RIP



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THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.


He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said.

It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the tragedy occured.

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality this morning at Batt Reef off Port Douglas.

Irwin's body is being flown to Cairns.

It is believed Mr Irwin's American-born wife Terri is trekking on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania and is yet to be told of her husband's death.

Mr Irwin - known worldwide as the Crocodile Hunter - is famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!".

The father of two's Crocodile Hunter program was first broadcast in 1992 and has been shown around the world on cable network Discovery.

He has also starred in movies and has developed the Australia Zoo wildlife park, north of Brisbane, which was started by his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin.

 
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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 12:40 AM
very sad if this is true....

..dude was a blast...a little over the top but very fun to watch...

.. healing vibes to his wife & kids

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 12:45 AM
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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 12:52 AM
Yes, it is true. My friend John Taylor from Canberra just emailed me the news,

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Steve Irwin dead
The naturalist and television star Steve Irwin has died in a diving accident in far north Queensland. He was 44.

Police say he was stung through the heart by a stingray while diving off Port Douglas.

He was filming a documentary when the accident occurred around midday AEST near the Low Isles.

A helicopter arrived with paramedics on board to try to resuscitate him, but it was too late.

Irwin's body is being taken to the morgue in Cairns.

His family are believed to be flying from Brisbane to Cairns this afternoon.

Irwin, who was was born in Victoria in 1962, inherited his love of reptiles from his father.

His father Bob was a keen reptile enthusiast and moved the family to Queensland in 1970 to open a small reptile park on the Sunshine Coast.

Irwin took over the family business in 1991 and grew it into Australia Zoo.

In 1992 he ventured into television, making the first series of the Crocodile Hunter.

When the program aired in the United States, he shot to international fame.

Irwin is survived by his wife Terri and two children.

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In 2003, he spoke to the ABC's Australian Story about how he was perceived in his country.

"When I see what's happened all over the world, they're looking at me as this very popular, wildlife warrior Australian bloke," he said.

"And yet back here in my own country, some people find me a little bit embarrassing.

"You know, there's this... they kind of cringe, you know, 'cause I'm coming out with 'Crikey' and 'Look at this beauty'.

"Just say what you're gonna say, mate. You know, is it a cultural cringe? Is it, they actually see a little bit of themselves when they see me, and they find that a little embarrassing?

"I'm fair dinkum, like kangaroos and Land Cruisers, winged keels and bloody flies! I think we've lost all that. I think we've all become very, sort of, money people."

He also spoke of his love for surfing.

"You get out there, it's just you against the waves.

"There's no paparazzi, there's no fan base, and it gives me a chance to recuperate and regenerate.

"I think I've actually got animals so genetically inside me that there's no way I could actually be anything else.

"I think my path would have always gone back to or delivered me to wildlife. I think wildlife is just like a magnet, and it's something that I can't help."


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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 01:03 AM
What a shame. He was a great character. A little overly energetic at times but that is what made him likeable also I guess.

I thought it was a hoax at first but I guess sadly its true. He lived on the edge and there was always an element of danger. Seemed at times that he wasn't all that careful but I thought that was just part of his act. I know little about stingrays except that I wouldn't really go looking to swim with them. Have no idea how dangerous they are. Obviously they can be deadly.

I liked him guesting on talk shows too. Always good for a laugh.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 01:08 AM
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It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest.

A stingray barb?!

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The news reports say the barb went "through" Steve's chest, but I don't know that this is exactly right. Later in the reports there is mention that "Mr Irwin had a puncture wound to the left side of his chest," which is more like what's needed for the stingray to imbed the bard and inject its venom. Here's a typical attack scenario, quoted from the source linked below:

* Stingrays commonly are found lying half-buried in the sand or mud of coastal temperate areas.
* Injuries tend to occur when an unsuspecting person steps on the fish, causing the animal to reflexively strike the person with its defensive mechanism.
* The stingray's tail has 1 or more barbed stingers and 2 ventrolateral venom-containing grooves that are encased in an integumentary sheath. The tail is thrust into the victim, usually in the foot or lower leg, producing a deep jagged laceration from the serrated spine(s).
* The stinger apparatus then injects a protein-based toxin into the wound, causing immediate intense (even excruciating) pain in the victim. Injury may occur without envenomation because many stingrays lose or tear the integumentary sheath covering the venom glands.
http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic556.htm

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http://www.jerrylabella.com/stingray.html

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 01:43 AM
It's fortunate that he wasn't holding his infant child at the time, at least.. I still can't get over that stunt with the crocodile from a while back..


Anyway, RIP.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 01:55 AM
You can listen to Australian talk radio online- with stations 2GB and 2UE being a good start, http://www.adonline.id.au/radio/nsw.htm

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 02:20 AM
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It's fortunate that he wasn't holding his infant child at the time, at least.. I still can't get over that stunt with the crocodile from a while back..



My Mom worked with some people who were very close friends with the Irwin family. They said that he felt terrible about that incident afterward. Apparently the baby wasn't in any danger at all, and it was the camera angle that made it look worse than it was. Still, he realized he shouldn't have done it in the first place. According to these people Mr. Irwin was a terrific father and loved his family very much.

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 03:06 AM
the whole nation is shocked and stunned by this terrible news. Steve was a real fair dinkum aussie bloke, much loved by all. he will be sadly missed. condolences to his wife and children. I'm sure they have lost not only a husband and father, but to-day this country has lost one of it's legends. r.i.p. Steve Irwin.









 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 07:55 AM
RIP Steve!!

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 07:58 AM
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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 08:18 AM
The Barb penetrated his heart and killed him instantly. RIP.
 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 08:23 AM
What a Shame.. so young 44.. what an adventurer he will be missed. R.I.P

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 08:28 AM
RIP Steve. Anyone who so obviously loved and respected animals was OK in my book.

To be honest, it was easier for me to forgive his bad judgement in his "baby endangering incident" than it was for me to forgive the the one on the balcony by the "artist formerly known as human looking."

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 08:55 AM
the say only the good die young....what a great life force and character. will be missed all over the globe.....really enjoyed watching his show with the kids.....he was quirky and fun rest in peace mr croc hinter.........

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 09:31 AM
He started my love of animal shows... RIP Steve...

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 09:36 AM
Sorry to hear the sad news....You willl be greatly missed....

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 09:37 AM
RIP Steve

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 09:41 AM
CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.

"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin's boat at the time.

Crew members aboard the boat, Croc One, called emergency services in the nearest city, Cairns, and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to nearby Low Isle to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead when they arrived a short time later, Stainton said.

Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchword "Crikey!" in his television program "Crocodile Hunter." First broadcast in Australia in 1992, the program was picked up by the Discovery network, catapulting Irwin to international celebrity.

He rode his image into a feature film, 2002's "The Crocodile Hunters: Collision Course" and developed the wildlife park that his parents opened, Australia Zoo, into a major tourist attraction.

"The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet," Stainton told reporters in Cairns. "He died doing what he loved best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, 'Crocs Rule!'"

Prime Minister John Howard, who hand-picked Irwin to attend a gala barbecue to honor President Bush when he visited in 2003, said he was "shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin's sudden, untimely and freakish death."

"It's a huge loss to Australia," Howard told reporters. "He was a wonderful character. He was a passionate environmentalist. He brought joy and entertainment and excitement to millions of people."

Irwin, who made a trademark of hovering dangerously close to untethered crocodiles and leaping on their backs, spoke in rapid-fire bursts with a thick Australian accent and was almost never seen without his uniform of khaki shorts and shirt and heavy boots.

His ebullience was infectious and Australian officials sought him out for photo opportunities and to promote Australia internationally.

Irwin's public image was dented, however, in 2004 when he caused an uproar by holding his infant son in one arm while feeding large crocodiles inside a zoo pen. Irwin claimed at the time there was no danger to the child, and authorities declined to charge Irwin with violating safety regulations.

Later that year, he was accused of getting too close to penguins, a seal and humpback whales in Antarctica while making a documentary. Irwin denied any wrongdoing, and an Australian Environment Department investigation recommended no action be taken against him.

Stingrays have a serrated, toxin-loaded barb, or spine, on the top of their tail. The barb, which can be up to 10 inches long, flexes if a ray is frightened. Stings usually occur to people when they step on or swim too close to a ray and can be excruciatingly painful but are rarely fatal, said University of Queensland marine neuroscientist Shaun Collin.

Collin said he suspected Irwin died because the barb pierced under his ribcage and directly into his heart.

"It was extraordinarily bad luck. It's not easy to get spined by a stingray and to be killed by one is very rare," Collin said.

News of Irwin's death spread quickly, and tributes flowed from all quarters of society.

At Australia Zoo at Beerwah, south Queensland, floral tributes were dropped at the entrance, where a huge fake crocodile gapes. Drivers honked their horns as they passed.

"Steve, from all God's creatures, thank you. Rest in peace," was written on a card with a bouquet of native flowers.

"We're all very shocked. I don't know what the zoo will do without him. He's done so much for us, the environment and it's a big loss," said Paula Kelly, a local resident and volunteer at the zoo, after dropping off a wreath at the gate.

Stainton said Irwin's American-born wife Terri, from Eugene, Ore., had been informed of his death, and had told their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December.

The couple met when she went on vacation in Australia in 1991 and visited Irwin's Australia Zoo; they were married six months later. Sometimes referred to as the "Crocodile Huntress," she costarred on her husband's television show and in his 2002 movie.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 10:33 AM
RIP Steve Irwin...

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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 11:15 AM
Something to be said for going out doing something you truely love. We should all be so lucky. Thanks Mr. Irwin for the pleasure you gave to so many!

 

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I think the harshest impact of Steve's death will fall upon all of the young children who have been exposed to his charasmatic and charming personality. This guy was like a hero to so many, to the young and the old. I just think this will be very hard on the youngest of Steve Irwin's fans. And who didn't admire Steve Irwin, the loveable and crazy crocodile hunter?



Rest in Peace Steve Irwin and sympathy to your family.


Steve was the best advocate that wild animals have had in years. He will be sorely missed.







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  posted on 9/4/2006 at 11:53 AM
This is a real drag.

On a somewhat related note, John Boy and Billy do a spoof on Steve called The Crocodile Stalker that is always pretty funny. I wonder how they will pay tribute to Steve and whether or not they will continue to play The Crocodile Stalker bits they have already done in the past.

R.I.P Steve Irwin. You were one of a kind.

 

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