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Steve Irwin Remembered - One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
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Steve Irwin Remembered
I'm still so sad over this loss, so I thought I'd share some pics of Steve. He was just 44 years old. I'll miss his exhuberance and passion for wildlife and the quirky little way he said "Crikey!". I really loved this guy and all he stood for.





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Current Music: "The Croc Hunter" on Animal Planet

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moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: September 5th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
what a shocking death. its so great of you to remember him like this! *big hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I can't imagine life without him now. He's done such a fabulous job touching so profundly, all those around him. I expect his daughter to have her own show on Animal Planet in no time.
moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: September 5th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
how do you feel about them possibly releasing the video of his death? i can't believe they are even talking about that!
araestel From: araestel Date: September 6th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I think release the work he was doing is fine--release the footage they have. Just don't include the accident. All the money could go directly to his zoo. But there's no need for anyone to see him die. That's tasteless.
moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: September 6th, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
my feelings exactly. *hugs*
lost_marbles555 From: lost_marbles555 Date: September 5th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I know how you feel. I've been a fan since I was 13yrs old and I've just turned 23. Damn... ten years of thinking this dude was awesome and now he's gone. His poor family.

I feel like I lost a childhood friend or something.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same age as Steve. Both of us born in '62. I feel like I'm lost a friend. But I can't imagine how it must feel to care for someone in your youth and then lose them long before you should have. *hugs*
maubast From: maubast Date: September 5th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
he always made me smile, his exuberance... life is always hard as is,
you know? But he made it a little easier, sometimes.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree. I feel for all of those in his inner circle. Terri, Wes, his kids... his dad. It's wrong that he's been taken from us. And it just sucks
maubast From: maubast Date: September 5th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's another one...

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araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! Harriett! She just passed away in May, I believe.
From: orli_bum Date: September 5th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I was so shocked when I saw that he had died last night on the msn page.
My son found out this morning and when my husband came down he said "do you know who died?" He use to love the croc hunter. One year in school he had the crocodile hunter back pack and he had the crocodile hunter game. I was very sad to see this. he was so full of life and energy. But he died doing something he believed in and something he loved.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
He definitely went out the way he wanted. He just went way too soon.

*sniff*
From: harukameko Date: September 5th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for posting these photos. What a great way tribute to this amazing man!
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! I miss him terribly. My heart cries for those closest to him.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: September 5th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you took the time to do the tribute. I'd thought about it, but it was just too tough to do. I'm still feeling totally blue.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
So am I. I still can't believe he's gone.
beautiful_hooch From: beautiful_hooch Date: September 5th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
May his soul rest with Christopher Reeve's and his wife's. She was around the same age as Steve. Gosh I will miss Steve so much. He was so awesome, and a love to wild life.



Hooch ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: September 5th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
He was a real treasure. I'll miss him so much.
From: kailorien Date: September 5th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The guy makes me so much prouder to be an Australian.

How can you not think of him when you think of Australian wildlife, or endangered species in general?

He will be sorely missed.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 6th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, oy, oy! ;)

Yes, he will definitely be missed. I still can't believe he's gone...
thoraru From: thoraru Date: September 5th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
The way he died still boggles my mind. Today on the radio I heard that Jack Hanna said that the chance dying from a sting ray attack is about as probable as being attacked by a poodle on the street.

On the other hand I think that one can think about this kind of death as a kind of a "in the line of duty" death, don't you think.

araestel From: araestel Date: September 6th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, and I figured he'd want to go with his beloved animals if he had a choice. He'll be so missed.
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