Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Crocodile Hunter

Yesterday, I was really shocked when I read on the MSN website that one of my most favourite TV personalities, Steve Irwin, had passed away. Popularly known as the Crocodile Hunter, this fearless guy with his chirpy nature and his "Crikey!"

I didn't blog about it yesterday because I wanted to make sure the story was true.

He was fatally pierced in the chest by a short-tail stingray barb while filming some shallow water shots for a segment in a TV program. This was in Batt Reef (part of the Great Barrier Reef), off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. He was videotaped pulling the barb from his chest moments before losing consciousness.

He was just 44 years old and is survived by wife Terri and two young children: Bindi, aged 8 and Robert, aged 2.

When I checked the Crocodile Hunter website was still down because of the huge traffic to the site.

My sincere condolences to his family.

Related Links:
1. Wikipedia: Steve Irwin
2. Animal Planet

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7 comments:

toniXe said...

good guys go 2 heaven...

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

Hey Adam, what with the holiday weekend in the u.s. I have been out of touch with the news: only found out about this death last night.

I've never watched Steve's shows, but I've gotten to know about him over the years precisely because of his wild yet courageous antics around dangerous animals. I always had my hat off to him for having found a job that so obviously was something he LOVED doing.

While his demise is a huge loss, I think it fitting that he would die doing what he loved most.

May he rest in peace.

J said...

It's funny - I used to get so irritated by his silly, reckless antics but I guess it's kinda sad that he's gone.

Liz said...

=( he will be missed ...

sweetspirits said...

Hi Adam
Yeah i'm still kinda lost 4 words ,also Peter Brock was killed today, i'm not sure if uv ever heard of him.
Peter Brock was good another .When i was younger i so looked forward to the Bathurst 1000 ,it's a awesome race.

Both Steve and Peter done so much to help other's and as days pass by we learn about how much they'd done gave , that was never told until now.

May God bless them and their families.

tcz

Christain said...

Our prayers are with the Irwin family during this tragic time. Steve taught us to love nature, its’ creatures, and Australia. My prayer is that Terri will find the strength and courage to stay the course in Australia while teaching their children, with Bob Sr.’s help, to continue their father’s legacy. Crikey - we’ll miss him terribly. God Bless!

tihtahpah said...

I used to watch him when i was in Canada. Some frens were pretty tickled by him that they named themselves Steve one summer..hehe

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