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Obituaries Crocodile Hunter 2006

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#1 Shoshana

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:07 AM

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin killed

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

The accident happened while Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site

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

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

Feels weird - the world knowing before she does. Hope a reporter doesn't see her first...

Edited by Shoshana, 04 September 2006 - 12:11 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:11 AM

Mark: This news is very upsetting to me. I really liked Steve, and my condolences go to his wonderful family. I always thought Steve would die while doing his work, because he took so many risks, but I always thought it would be a crocodile that would get him.  :(
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:15 AM

Oh no!!!!!  :eek:

#4 Shoshana

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:17 AM

I feel for his family too.

From what I can tell, the Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that his wife has been informed now..

edited to add: I always figured he knew the most about crocs and that that was the least dangerous animal he was around - for him anyway.

Edited by Shoshana, 04 September 2006 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:39 AM

I posted this in GMD, fyi.

I always figured he'd die by animal stunt, but damn I'm still sad to see this :(

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:40 AM

I too always felt his work would be his death, but not a croc, but most likely a snake.

Oh how I wish this were all a hoax. I just found out and my heart stopped a little...just hurts...

My heart goes out to his family and friends.

You will be sorely missed Steve, sorely missed.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:49 AM

What a shame. and with two small children, too.  :dontgetit:  But I guess his luck couldn't hold forever.  :pout:

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:58 AM

Sad, but not surprising.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:00 AM

View PostMark, on Sep 3 2006, 10:11 PM, said:

Mark: This news is very upsetting to me. I really liked Steve, and my condolences go to his wonderful family. I always thought Steve would die while doing his work, because he took so many risks, but I always thought it would be a crocodile that would get him.  :(

What Mark said.

Some say he was crazy.  Maybe he was.  But no one can deny he had guts.  I really, really liked him, and his enthusiasm of critters.  He was a really good guy. :cry: :down:
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:29 AM

I am truly sorry, rest in peace Steve.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:02 AM

How terrible, what a bad way to die! :( And his poor wife. RIP, Steve.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:47 AM

This is terrible news for his family. :down:
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:54 AM

What a shame. Maybe the one consolation is that he died doing something he obviously loved.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:13 AM

I feel fortunate that I got to see him two years ago. He was riding his motorbike with his kids on his way to work in the morning, and he shouted a cheery "G'day!" to us American tourists. :cry:

He might have been a little nuts, but he always had good intentions. Saving various animals and running a zoo with the main idea of environmental conservation behind it. He will be missed. :(

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:31 AM

My sympathies to his family and friends.

It's the way I'd want to go (instantly on a reef) and I'm sure it's the way Steve would have wanted to go as well.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:57 AM

As I said in the other thread-he was doing what he loved to do.

He probably wouldn't have wanted it any different.

But still... :(
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:24 AM

View PostHibblette, on Sep 4 2006, 07:57 AM, said:

He probably wouldn't have wanted it any different.
He probably would have wanted it at 84, not 44, though.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:02 PM

^^^ True

Nobody wants to die and leave their children alone.  Not sure how old the little girl was but his son is maybe only 2 or 3

MY condolences to his family.  The fact that he was doing what he loved most and that it sounds as if he went very quickly....might help them in the future in dealing with his loss.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:07 PM

When it happens it happens.

And in that case perhaps he should have been thinking of them.

He was a guy who took chances-took it to the edge and I don't think he was an idiot, he knew what those chances were.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:25 PM

^^Maybe but from everything i have heard this morning it sounds as if this was an extremely rare occurence.  Death by stingray.

I am like most people tho who believed that if Steve Irwin died from any creature, it would be a poisonous snake and not like this.

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