Sunday, September 03, 2006

STEVE IRWIN, CROCODILE HUNTER, 44

Crikey. Reports from Australia's 7News says a stingray attack killed Irwin. It happened near Cairns. According to 7News:
"It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest," Brisbane's Courier Mail reported this afternoon.

Irwin was best known for his documentary series "The Crocodile Hunter".

He was born in Victoria and found his love of animals after following in his father's footsteps, volunteering his services to the Queensland Government's East Coast Crocodile Management program.

He spent years living on his own in the mosquito infested creeks, rivers and mangroves of North Queensland, catching huge crocodiles single-handed.

In June 1992, he married American Terri Raines after they met when she visited Irwin's Australia Zoo.

The 44-year-old is survived by his wife and two children, Bindi and Robert.
What a rip-off way for Steve Irwin to die.

4 comments:

John Stone said...

I would say that he is on his way to barby heaven.

Cowboy Yoda said...

Fun pulling on God's beard he and Timothy Treadwell should have.

Anonymous said...

Has Chatter turned into an obit-only blog?

Cowboy Yoda said...

Fear not, anonymous.
Come in threes, celebrity deaths do.