Crikey! Croc Hunter Steve Irwin has Died

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  1. Damiaen Michaels

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    Just off the NBC and CNN wires here in Anchorage.....

    Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead

    September 04, 2006

    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 sting-ray barb that went through his chest.

    He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that's when it occured.

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


    More info forthcoming....

    Confirmed it at this link: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20349890-1702,00.html

    Sad....died doing what he loved though. :(

    Rock on,

    Damiaen
     
  2. agnslz

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    How sad! :(

    I always liked him and his show. I liked his wife as well, she seems like a tough gal, hopefully that toughness will help her through the loss of her husband. Steve Irwin seemed like a genuine and nice guy, how sad that he has died young. He obviously made a mistake when he 'walked' his baby near a crocodile and he paid for it with his career. I missed him and his show. Unfortunately, he will never return. I will certainly miss his "have a look at this" saying, and his cute Australian accent.
     
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    Rest In Peace, Steve.
     
  4. Heather LouAnna

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    aww :( That's sad.
     
  5. Damiaen Michaels

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  6. Heather LouAnna

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    What a SHITTY article. It ends like so: "
    The Irwins have two children – a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, eight, and a three-year-old son, Robert (Bob) Clarence Irwin.
    Bob was involved in a controversial incident with his father in January, 2004, when he dangled him near a crocodile at Australia Zoo.
    Mr Irwin carried his infant son in one arm while feeding a dead chicken carcass to a crocodile with the other hand.
    Child welfare and animal rights groups criticised his actions as irresponsible and tantamount to child abuse.
    Mr Irwin stated any danger to his son was only a perceived danger and that he was in complete control of the situation."



    He's fucking DEAD. This isn't a smear campaign. Jesus Christ. *pissed*
     
  7. Damiaen Michaels

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    Sorry Heather,

    I just post the links, I don't write them.

    That, of course, won't be put in our report, you can bet on that.

    Sorry that that one link upset ya.

    Rock on,

    Damiaen
     
  8. agnslz

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    Right!

    We are all only human and he made a mistake, as we all do! He paid for it dearly! It is bound to come up though, hopefully people wont be so cruel as to begin anew the debate over whether or not he was a good parent! He loved his children, obviously, and it will be they who will suffer the most from not having their dad anymore! Hopefully they too will have the strength to get through life without their dad! My dad died five years ago this month and I miss him everyday! I at least had him in my life until I was an adult. These two little children (one of whom may never remember his dad), will never have their dad through their most important and formative years. A horrible situation indeed! Once again, how sad, I only wish the best for his family and feel so awful for their loss!
     
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    Wikipedia:

    Filed under: Stupid is as stupid does. At least he scarred that bitch ass stingray for life as a going away present.
     
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    Takes one to know one?....
     
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    Gotta love the Wikipedia "editors," eh?

    At least he died in a totally EXTREME WAY.
     
  12. Damiaen Michaels

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    That he did. He went out doing what he loved too.

    Rock on,

    Damiaen
     
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    I am actually happy for him. He lived and died the way he wanted. I cannot imagine Steve Irwin dying in a nursing home at 93. Can you? I feel awful for his family and friends. His wife and he were so palpably in love. He was so vibrant. I can't imagine losing a friend who is like him.
     
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    Yes its a sad day, and yes so many people loved his enthusiasm and spirit. But I can't help feel that maybe he was a little selfish risking his life every day, when he had 3 young kids to live for?

    Thoughts go out to his family.

    Xander
     
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    Poor guy, and the poor kids. The older one Bindi adored him..she is just like a 'mini me' version of him and she especially is going to be devistated.

    Also his wife dosent know yet, she ius trekkiung in Tasmania with friends and they cant get hold of her. I hope and assume she will keep their reptile park going by herself now.

    At least he died doing what he loved .

    This ckicky is for you steve..

    Crickyyy :wink:
     
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    How sad. He did live life to the fullest though.
     
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    this is really sad :sad2:
    RIP
     
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    Many people with children risk their lives every day. Soldiers come to mind. The children are never asked. But what a wonderful lesson for children to learn and learn early: Design your life around your passion. Life is short. What's the difference? Not taking risks guarantees he'll be there for them? My parents died young, and took no such risks as his. They did, however, live life with passion and conviction. The people they touched came to their services and my mother's burial. There were so very many. And my father's memorial was actually a party/jam session! His life was a party/jam session. My mother used all of her spare time teaching children to tap into their creativity and make things out of practically nothing. I learned from them what I hope the Irwin children got from their dad. Are we to make tremendous sacrifice for our children? Yes. But if we don't live, we cannot teach them to do so.
     
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    Better to burn out than fade away? He always seemed like he had crazy more energy than normal.

    It's like Grizzly Man. Dieing wasn't of great concern to him. Freak accident though. Who knew you could die from a stingray to the heart?
     
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    Bye Steve you did great in your fun life to invironment and animal lives...you will be missed.

    I'm sad... kisses and my condolences to dear Australian people and his family and friends.
     
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