Crocodile Hunter dies

Steve Irwin, best know for his TV role as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed on a diving trip Monday by a sting ray. He was 44.

Posted by Anlina S. @ 9/3/2006 22:54  |    27


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lilhawk2892 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/6/2006 19:55

well it was boud to happen sooner or later :(but yes ill definetly miss him i was just watching one of his episodes the day before he died :(

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/5/2006 09:32
A true loss 

Hishnak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/4/2006 17:21
man, I loved that guy...I always wanted to work with animals.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/4/2006 14:15
He was a great guy. When someone with such vibrancy is said to have passed away it really makes you feel quite empty. I feel so sorry for his family.

Ectoplasm On Toast (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/4/2006 13:44
I like how his death is basically only the fifth event in modern history [Moon landing, John F. Kennedy's death, Princess Diana's death, 9/11] to beg the question "Where were you when x happened?". I've been asked the question numberous times, and it just shows how much of a difference he made in the world.
'Ere's t'you, mate!

Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 9/4/2006 13:06

This seems to me to be like a reminder that no one is immortal... I'll really miss his shows.

Carl Flixen (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/4/2006 12:37
ThereIsNoCure: Already it knew what it was doing, sorry, speak bad english

halfDemon (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/4/2006 12:13
Yeah, this is a sad day. This news kinda surprised me; it really was so unexpected.

crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/4/2006 11:09
I couldn't believe it when I first heard the other night.  Not to be funny, but I always thought if he was going to go it would be by a croc.

@sedge: Apparently it was a freak, 1-in-a-million hit that actually pierced his heart. I guess this amplified the effects of the venom. I'm going to miss the crazy guy.  His was the best nature show ever.

KraZ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/4/2006 10:50

Man, this is beyond sad to me. I have the "Crikey" from the movie set up in my room and I always loved his work, because of him I'm a smarter person and know a 1,000 more things than anyone I know. One of my dreams was to work for him... I have friends who want to make stingrays (and know where to go) and kill them but I tell them "Steve died doing what he loved and did best. He always wanted to help animals, you should do the same" But it almost seems "Unreal" its so hard to imagine a world without him...

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/4/2006 10:24
Damn, I didn't realize a sting to the chest could be lethal. Definitely an entertaining fellow... his adventures with poisonous snakes were hilarious.

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 9/4/2006 10:23
Jay Pinkerton says goodbye to Steve
Truly a sad way to go.

smartmex91 (Level 1 Private) @ 9/4/2006 10:03
That really sucks. I've always watched his show on Animal Planet. I will miss him...

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/4/2006 08:19
I always found it ammusing that he wore those same khaki short short everywhere, no matter what.  This is one celebrity death that caught me off guard.
@Carl: If you're asking what he was known for, he did documentaries, tv shows, etc. about exotic and dangerous animals.  Rather nature-educational sort of stuff.

Carl Flixen (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/4/2006 07:45
He was a genius in what towards.

Dark Rogue (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 9/4/2006 07:09
Man..I remember I always wanted to be like him.. It's really sad, I sure wish it hadn't happened.

DayDream (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/4/2006 06:45
Strange thing is... those buggers are shy... and diving up here in the Great Barrier Reef you see them but normaly just the tail of them... they are gone before you get close...

It's a loss and all over the news here... The low isles are about an hour off and they airlifted him into Cairns for autopsy... Getting stung by one is bad luck - right in the heart is incredibly unlucky...

Nevhkah (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/4/2006 06:28
One of the world's greatest conservationists. I'll miss him.

manxana (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/4/2006 06:20
really bad news. :(

I always thought he was going to die old, but he ided doing what he liked and I guess that is a good thing. :\


HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/4/2006 05:02
Poor guy.

Who will replace him now? I mean, he IS the president of Australia or something, right?

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/4/2006 03:58
I actually pixelled Steve Irwin once a long long time ago. I'll miss the guy.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/4/2006 02:47
Rest In Peace.
I hear he was doing a doc. called 'World's Deadliest Sea Creatures'. Irony.

El Moppo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/4/2006 01:13

It's such a shame, I wonder to myself, if it was a pasing Stingray...

Oh well, another entertainer scratched out by the fates.

ninja (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/4/2006 01:03
It is such a shame. It was bound to happen one day, but it is such as shame...especially for his children and wife :(

Ectoplasm On Toast (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/4/2006 00:16
I'm <i>literally</i> teary-eyed over this. I've been passing it off as a rumor all night, but I guess he's really gone.

Gnarf (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/3/2006 23:48
Aww, man, Irwin rocked!  I guess his luck did run out.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 9/3/2006 23:20
omg.  he got more people interested in animals and helping out zoos then anyone before him... imowell, i guess his luck had finally ran out...

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