Crikey! Croc Hunter stabbed in the heart by a stingray...

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Crikey! Croc Hunter stabbed in the heart by a stingray...

Steve was killed during a filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef. While we are still collecting specific details, it was a rare accident in which Steve swam over a stingray and was stung by its barb in his chest. A doctor on board Croc One, Steve's research vessel, was unable to resuscitate Steve and by the time he was reached by the rescue helicopter he had passed away.

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He'll be missed, but I can't say I'm the least bit surprised. At least he went doing what he loved to do. Sad

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he was quite the adventurous one

but remember, everything catches up to you eventually.
I feel really bad for his family. It will be especially hard on his kids, which is what i feel most sadenned about. They will grow up without a father now, and that is something every kid needs. A dad...

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He was a bit of a legend arou

He was a bit of a legend around here... I think possibly more-so than anywhere else. Myself and my friends were quite shocked at the news being that we all grew up watching "The Crocodile Hunter" on TV every night.

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A Stingray Of All Things

Very rarely does someone die from a stingray. I was expecting him to be done in by a croc. I was a fan.
Back in early 2000, they actually filmed a segment here in south Florida right off of the Turnpike. He captured a softshelled turtle in a retention pond near Jupiter, and I happened to be driving by at that time. Sadly, I didn't realize who it was.
He will be missed. Jeff Corwin, buddy, it's up to you now...

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Steve Irwin will be missed. I

Steve Irwin will be missed. I grew up watching his show, finding his enthusiasm somehow contagious and wonderful. To have that much enthusiasm for life and one's work is just a wonderful wonderful thing. As sad as it may sound, I've strived for that level of enthusiasm with my career. (unfortunately it didn't work in a call center)

Speaking of call center, during my tour of duty at AOL, I'd sometimes get bored and talk with an accent for the fun of it. One day I did my best impression of what it would be like to have Steve Irwin working tech support. Often, when informed that a customer had one of the older Westell DSL modems (circa 2001/2002), I'd retort "Crikey, we've got a big one". Oh, how that always brought out the laughs.

Steve Irwin, while I have no intentions of ever playing with dangerous animals, I will forever remember your enthusiasm and strive to live life with a similar level of enthusiasm.

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ever since i saw him on tv th

ever since i saw him on tv the first time ive gotten a kick out of the accent he has, and to me, he will be missed. RIP Croc Hunter!

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The local rock radio morning

The local rock radio morning show always does parody songs for big events. Gregg, the One-man-band of the show did a take of Bon Jovi - Shot Through the Heart for this one. It's sad that he's passed, but we all thought it would probably end up with something happening with a critter.

Stung through the heart,
Now he's passed away.
That's why they call 'em - stingrays.

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