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Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin RIP

Steve Irwin, otherwise known as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed today when a stringray barb caught him in the chest. Shocking news for the holiday weekend. We were thinking it would be a secret wedding, but instead we came home to hear this sad news. The 44 year old was filming a documentary when the incident occurred. He leaves behind his wife and 2 kids. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Click here for more.

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sweet_sugar sweet_sugar 10 years
That's sad drama. :( His poor wife and kids must be miserable and devastated.
eye173candy eye173candy 10 years
This is heartbreaking for me becuase I watched The Crocidile Hunter all the time with my dad. He was like a nature Superman- i think they called him 'Wilelife Warrier'. So sad. And by a Sting Ray? Who would have thought?
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
This was such a shocker. Aw Sad. =(
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 10 years
i know no ones been posting on this latley but i keep reading about the man family and its so sad, i just read he was suppose to be filming something else and couldnt so he was filming for his daughters upcoming show, i hope that poor girl dosnt grow up to feel it her fault, but i think her mother will help her understand.
fit_bird37 fit_bird37 10 years
"Life must be lived forwards...but can only be understood backwards" [Soren Kierkegaard] God bless and rest in peace Steve, you will be missed by many of us. My thoughts now are with his family and friends. seek comfort in the fact he lived life to the full
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
poor animals..they lost a really good pal. this death saddens me more than any others have in a long time...
sarahlynn sarahlynn 10 years
:(
iluv_thebritish iluv_thebritish 10 years
Irwin discovered a new species of turtle that now bears his name, Elseya irwini — Irwin's Turtle — a species of turtle found on the coast of Queensland. Thus the turtle icons. RIP! He was a good guy! But now he can go be with his mum. She died in a car accident, I believe. *cry*
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
they had the most touching little tribute to him on some channel tonight that made me start crying. Did anyone see it? It was of him talking about how incredibly blessed he feels and lucky to be doing what he is doing and bringing awareness to conservation and animal causes and educating people.. it ended with a picture of the whole family together. That poor little baby will have no first hand memories of his Dad and that just breaks my heart.
KAEB06 KAEB06 10 years
so sad :(
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Steve Irwin used to make me laugh, this doesn't, I feel for his family. I can't say his passing in this manner was surprising tho, considering his lifestyle. RIP Steve.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
Think about something before you just write it.. Thats just so damn rude
JennaV JennaV 10 years
WTF? How can you laugh at someone's death? That's insane in the membrane...
estahrox estahrox 10 years
cari-what do you want, a cookie? SHOW SOME RESPECT! ps NEWSFLASH we all die sooner or later.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
I was so sad when i found out... he used to love what he did so much, you could just tell by watching him. Cari907 if you knows its 'wrong 2 laugh' then why are you? Its really not funny.
cari907 cari907 10 years
lol im sorry i know its wrong 2 laugh but it was bound 2 happen i knew it was gonna happen sooner or later
abomb88 abomb88 10 years
I commend him for all he has done for animal awareness during his brief time here on earth. I am very sad about this, to die in such a way that is virtually impossible is so ironic. At least he died doing what he loved, I am sure he would have it no other way. RIP Steve, and god bless your family; I am sure they will keep your legacy alive for your young children, one of whom didn't even get to know his father yet. This is unreal.
mar mar 10 years
I actually swam with stingrays in the Bahamas, so when I heard how he died, I was so surprised. getting stung by a stingray is not common at all. I was totally fascinated by this man. The only way we can and will understand our environment is to have people like him. At least he died doing what he loves, although it is quite tragic, and we was so young.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Ima, its my understanding that they turned the footage over to police.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Oh crap..do you think they will show the tape? Please tell me they will refuse to show it..just like they refused to play the audio of grizzly man and his girlfriend being eaten alive by the bear. Some things just don't need to be sent out in the world.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I think the official estimates say somewhere between 3 and 17, but this was the only sting-ray death caught on tape.
sweet-pea sweet-pea 10 years
Crazy. Especially when you think of all of the dangerous animals he's worked with in the past. Very sad.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
sweetpea..sting ray's usually are not that dangerous..I think they said he is only the 4th person to die from a sting ray in Austrailia's recorded history. It was a freak accident.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Not to stir up any controversy, I'm just wondering if anyone knows what his religious beliefs were? My grandmother was asking and I don't know.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
Although I wasn't a fan of his but my bf is so I feel sad for his family and friends for such lost... My bf was a huge fan of his and he was sad when we heard the news :-( R.I.P Steve Irwin
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