September 4, 2006

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Killed...

Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter
February 22, 1962 - September 4, 2006

Well, here's some very sad news that just broke only minutes ago this morning. And on my birthday no less. Steve Irwin, the well-known Crocodile Hunter, has died at the age of 44 from a stingray barb that pierced his chest while he was diving.

According to his friend and colleague John Stainton, who was aboard Irwin's boat, Croc One, the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart. Steve suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wow, how very terrible and depressing. I still can't believe it. My thoughts are certainly with his wife and kids and family.

Yahoo! News:
12 minutes ago

BRISBANE, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition. He was 44.

Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when he was stung, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.

He collapsed at Batt Reef, near Low Isle and the resort town of Port Douglas, Queensland state police said in a statement. Port Douglas is about 1,260 miles north of Brisbane, the state capital.

A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene but Irwin had died, the statement said.


  1. Man, what a total shame for him to go so soon. He did a lot of great things for nature and conservation. Best wishes be with his family.

  2. Aaron -

    Though this may sound off-topic, given the headline of this stunning event -

    Happy Birthday!!!


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