I just saw this myself; quite a shock. Then again, not much of a shock at all. Quoth Steve: "If something ever happens to me, people are gonna be like 'we knew a croc would get him!'" Stingrays don't have quite the rep of crocs (or lions, tigers, bears, etc) but apparently they're not to be underestimated. Looking at this another way, if you make a career out of dealing with dangerous animals, eventually something will get you. Too bad. He was an amazing personality, great fun to watch, and great at raising awareness of the animal kingdom. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.
"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
Joined: Feb 16, 2001
I just saw this also , quite a shock, will miss Irwin and his documentories.
Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Rally sad to hear this ...
Helping hands are much better than the praying lips
Huh I just read this bad news and felt shock & very sad...... his documentary shows are amazing, My 3 yr old like him very much. He had lots of energy & passion in his profession. May god rest his soul in peace.
Joined: Apr 19, 2001
Its ironical that big crocs cudnt get him but a small stingray did - Just proves the uncertainity of life.