There was always bound to be a danger when you spend your life chasing crocodiles, wrestling them, popping your head inside theirs etc., but Australia’s favourite son – Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter – has met his maker.
Was a bit mad listening to it in the van on the way to work – ‘Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has been killed while filming in Australia’. The chap had become an absolute icon in Oz for his work in the outback, his films, his TV series and his Australia Zoo which “brought millions into the Australian economy through tourism”.
Reports say that he had been diving as part of filming and underwater documentary when he was hit by a stingray barb in the heart.
(via BreakingNews and Today FM’s morning news)
It was a bit of a shock. I mean he wrestled crocs and venemous snakes everyday!
Plus he was probably Australia’s largest icon (possibly bigger than Hogan).
I know yeah… surprise indeed! For a whole young generation who wouldn’t have known of Hogan he was certainly the definitive Crocodile Dundee!
Alas, knifey spoony no more….
it was sad because the stingray was to dangerous because i knew one day he was going to get killed because he was a wild life man and i feel sorry for his family the most because they were so close!! and i got a cup from the zoos store!! and it reminds me of him!! he was a good man he looked after the zoo.