Crocodile Man Steve Irwin dead


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RIP, you were a great asset to the men whom are called stephen, steven, steve etc

so, in your sprit i say CRIKEY *australian accent*

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edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Irwin

Death

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Fans leave flowers at the Australia Zoo to mourn Irwin's sudden passing.

On 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the heart by a stingray barb, while diving off Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. He had been filming a segment for his daughter Bindi Irwin's upcoming television series. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, to be called Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for his daughter's programme.[22] The BBC reported that this was only the second known fatality in Australian history from a stingray attack[23], while The Age lists it as the third[22].

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. local time (01:00 UTC), Irwin was filming off the shores of Low Isles, Queensland, near Port Douglas and north of Cairns (map of that area), where he was stung either through his heart [24] or through the left side of his chest[25] After he was stung, Emergency services were called from Cairns Rescue Base and met Croc One, Irwin?s rescue vessel at Low Isle on the Great Barrier Reef. The Croc One crew performed constant CPR during the thirty-minute dash to Low Isle [26]. The Queensland Rescue Helicopter responded, taking him to Cairns Base Hospital, [27] where Irwin was pronounced dead on arrival at noon. [28]

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A close up of a stingray's stinging barb

He was not killed by the sting itself but from a puncture to the heart in turn causing cardiac arrest. The Queensland Police Service notified his family and released a statement for the media concerning his death. News of his death prompted a public outpouring expressing shock and loss. Several Australian news websites went down due to high web traffic [29] and talk-back radio experienced a high volume of callers expressing their grief [30], commemorating his passion and exuberance. Prime Minister John Howard, among many other politicians, expressed his "shock and distress" at the death, saying that "Australia has lost a wonderful and colourful son.? [31] Steve Irwin's body was flown to a morgue in Cairns, where stunned family and friends were gathering on Monday night. His U.S.-born wife Terri was told of her husband's death while on a walking tour in Tasmania, and returned to the Sunshine Coast with their two children.

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To all the Aussies out there on this day. Is it just me who is sort of getting the feeling just now, that this is somewhat real? I mean, people overseas may see his show, and see him on leno, but to us, he's everywhere.

- Quarintine

- Toyota

- Tourism

- Aus Zoo Ads

- Billboards

- Aus Zoo bus'

- Show

- FootyShow

- Leno

He was always promoting something, it doesn't matter where you go around here (in Brisbane anyway), no matter what, you will just about be garenteed to see him somewhere.

Australia has lost the greatest ambassador we have ever had. A true Aussie icon, and legend. Someone you loved, or you hated. And if you hated, you still loved what he had done for the country. We here, will forever be in his debt. Without him, a lot of the world would have never known what Australia was.

I feel for all th people who haven't seem him work at his zoo. He was absolutely amazing. Those people will miss out on seeing one of the greatest, and most professional entertainers, and wildlife experts in the world.

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Rest in Peace Steve. You died doing what you loved. In our Hearts, Forever.

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I didnt believe it at first, thought it was another of those fake celeb deaths, but apparently this is true. it really sucks cuz he devoted his life to something amazing while other people (thinks enron) ruin lives and get to live their whole lives out. shame.

RIP

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Steve lived more in 44 years then most of us will in 88.

Steve will be missed but not forgotten.

R.I.P.

Amen.

My thoughts go out to his family.

R.I.P.

Cheers.

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Steve, this is for you man!

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Whip that stingray!!

Steve would be level 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

he is/was imortal.. Rip :cry:

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