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Nooooooooo Steve Irwin dead at age 44 - One of the "substitute people"
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Nooooooooo Steve Irwin dead at age 44
Steve Irwin (thanks to jjjean65 for the news)

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/09/04/1157222051494.html

The Queensland Ambulance Service have confirmed Austraila's ambassador for our wildlife has died suddenly from injuries sustained earlier today from a stingray barb through the chest.

Steve, also kwown around the world as 'Crocodile Hunter' was diving whilst filming a documentary at the time of the accident around 11am AEST off Batt Reef Port Douglas in Far North Queensland.

A Queensland Rescue helicopter crew, including a doctor and paramedic, was flown in to try and revive him but to no avail and was pronounced dead on the scene.

He is survived by his wife Terri and two children Bob and Bindy. Terri was in Tasmania trekking Craddle Mountain at the time of the accident.


[EDIT] Nice write up here: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20349534-952,00.html


I really loved this man and everything he stood for. I'll miss him and his contributions so very much. My heart goes out to his wife and children and good mates.
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From: leighqualix Date: September 4th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
er. owned @ your pic that doesn't work.
From: caplinsea Date: September 4th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so sad right now :(
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too. It just sucks. :(
mirkwoodelfchic From: mirkwoodelfchic Date: September 4th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
How tragic!! *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'll really miss him so much.
geekmama From: geekmama Date: September 4th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
That's awful! I liked him so much.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too. I did love my Steve. *sniff*
montmorency From: montmorency Date: September 4th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn. I loved him. Because he just plain loved every kind of animal (and insect and bird and arachnid) on Earth and called them all "beautiful" and he really meant it.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly! I miss him so much and can't even imagine how those close to him must be taking this.
padabee From: padabee Date: September 4th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
:( *snuggles*
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* *sniff*
numenora From: numenora Date: September 4th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a real shame. My heart goes out to his family and many, many fans and admirers.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really loved this guy so much. I can't believe he's gone.

Life sucks.
maubast From: maubast Date: September 4th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
It's the first thing that hit me when I got up... and now I can't stop crying, how daft is that??
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're not alone. You know how much I loved the guy.
flybaby014563 From: flybaby014563 Date: September 4th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow.I just found this out.I can't believe it...
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm still in shock...
shrinetolust From: shrinetolust Date: September 4th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, I just saw the news report and was shocked. He definitely lived a dangerous life but it doesn't make it any less tragic. I did see some lovely things written about him, he was very passionate about wildlife as well as his country. He will be missed by many for sure.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
He defifnitely will! He did so much for conservation. *sniff* I just can't seem to stop crying. I really loved this guy.
sibelle_art From: sibelle_art Date: September 4th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
That is very sad :( , I really liked his shows. He was always so dedicated and really loved all kinds of animals.

*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just *bites* that someone so dedicated, compassionate, and loving had to go too soon. I really feel for Terri, his kids, his dad and Wes. I just can't stop crying myself.
tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: September 4th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
oh this is really sad. I loved his shows. I remember watching the one where that old crocodile lady died and they all cried so hard. it`s really sad
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is sad. I loved Steve and all that he stood for. I'm still crying for him.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: September 4th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel so bad about this. I loved how much this guy loved his life and working with his crocs. Poor wife and kids, too. I can't imagine how much harder it'll be for them because he was just much bigger than life.

He'll be very missed. May his life's work continue.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Zactly! Well said. *sniff*
monicaop From: monicaop Date: September 4th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man :( I loved to watch him, I thought he was kind of crazy sometimes, in a good way, and I loved his work and teh way he promoted the care for the wildlife, this is so sad :(
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it is. Life is so unfair. I'm still crying. I really loved the nut.
pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: September 4th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
omg! that is totally shocking! *poke hugs* there's going to be a void where he used to be for a long time...
araestel From: araestel Date: September 4th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know. I can only hope he made a big enough impact. Lord Knows Terri and his daughter Bindi will carry on. Poor Bob never really got to know his dad. And Wes... losing his best mate. God, this all just sucks!
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