Monday, September 4, 2006

Australia's Crocodile Man Has Died

So sad to hear of the death of Steve Irwin, 44, known as the Crocodile Hunter. Apparently killed by a stingray earlier today while filming a documentary in Queensland, he was admired and loved as an entertainer and tireless promoter of Australia. He is survived by American-born wife Terri, an 8-year-old-daughter and 3-year-old son.

In an article by David Williams of the Sydney Morning Herald ( Sept. 4, 2006) Ross Coleman, at the Institute of Marine Science in Sydney is quoted as saying was "quite rare" for someone to die from contact with a stingray and he couldn't recall hearing of another incident. Click here for full article by David Williams and more on Steve Irwin's legendary life.

1 comment:

Lizza said...

Oh wow. That is a tragedy. His TV shows are popular among many people here too.

Thanks for the heads up.

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