G’night, Steve Irwin

by alphamonkey on September 4, 2006 · 7 comments

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Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin died earlier today while filming after a sting ray’s barb pierced his chest and heart.  It’s not often you get to say someone died doing what they loved, but Irwin surely did.  At 44, Irwin was a ceaseless enviormental and conservation activist, and I personally adored his show. 

G’night, Steve. 

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  • MonkeeDoo

    Stingrays are pretty non aggressive, aren’t they?  I’m glad it was from a accidental encounter, not from some overbearing beast.  God and Mother Nature did him right.

    Explaining his passing to my six-year-old nephew will be extremely difficult.  He completely worships him.  Extreme bummer.

  • Jacomo

    Well put A.M. The guy lived and died doing precisely what he loved and because of that I feel much less sad by such a great fella passing on. Our thoughts with his widow and children.

  • BADD

    I loved this guy.

    He was such a goof, and willing to put his body on the line to get animals and conservation in the lime light.

    I remember when he found a pregnant Orangutan.  Just the way he said “swollen laebieas.” made me crack up everytime.

    I’ll miss you Steve.  I hope your wrestleing Crocs in heaven.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    I’m so pissed at the universe right now.  What the hell.  In the most unlikely animal accident possible.

    In memoriam.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    We’ll miss you Steve. Even though we snickered behind your back, we all wish we could be more like you.

  • Big Perm

    I was utterly shocked; it was one of those things where you half-way expected something like this to happen yet at the same time knew that eventually the odds would most likely play out.

    It’s so often that you hear the cliche “he was so full of life… it is such a tragedy to take such a good person…” but in this case it is true.  The “crocodile hunter” affected millions of people and was more than just a cult figure but a a truly energetic and inspiring person.

    Although I never had the chance to meet him I genuinely feel like I knew him and it feels like this world has lost a dear friend.  My condolences to the Irwin family and friends and know that you are not alone but thousands world wide.

  • http://www.quietrebellion.com Poet

    It’s a horrible thing to say, but I half expect that his last words were “Crikey, me heart!”

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