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Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" Dies Age 44

Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:11am

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He was stung by a stingray in the chest. This is very sad, I really loved watching his show. R.I.P. Steve Irwin.

Steve Irwin was always my idol, since I was 11-years-old. He got me interested in animals, particularly reptiles. I have been studying snakes since I was 11. I am very, very sad, and shocked. I absolutely can't comprehend it. I am glad this didn't hit me when I was younger. My thoughts go out to his children, his wife, and his fans young and old. He died doing what he loved.

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Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:17am

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Holy shit. This is so depressing. I can't even really believe he's dead.

All the stuff this guy does, and poisoning fomr a stingray sting is what takes him. Damn those motherf#$%ing stingrays.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:27am

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WOW! That took me off guard there. The guy plays with alligators and stuff and he gets done in by a sting ray. Thats fudged up. I'll be praying for his family and hope they get through this hard time.

R.I.P. Steve. You da man
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:34am

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Wow, that sucks! Really depressing R.I.P sad
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 6:17am

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Obviously stingrays are poisonous, and they do sting people; but what are the odds that the barb from the stinger would get stuck in the wound, and that the wound would just happen to be in the left chest area, where the heart is.

This is unreal.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 7:14am

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that really is depressing. freak accident,

but i agrre with Ben3308 it is strange how the barb would get stuck in the wound.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 7:20am

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That's so depressing..jeez. That guy was such a stud. R.I.P Steve.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 7:28am

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Rest in peace Irwin. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 7:39am

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More on it here:

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20349534-952,00.html

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Irwins-stingray-death-unusual-doctor/2006/09/04/1157222051588.html
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 8:12am

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wow...thats amazing...i feel really bad for his wife and kids...

When you watch this guy on TV at age 10 you think...this guy could never die...

I haven't even seen any of his stuff in so long though...
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 8:33am

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I know what you mean, when i was little i used to pretend i was him lol razz. rest in peace Irwin
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 10:29am

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Bummer. Really sad, that guy was incredible!
Rest in peace. frown
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 10:37am

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On a positive note, judging by some interviews and other bio material I've seen of him, we can at least say that he really lived his life the way he wanted to and made the whole thing one big, grand adventure. And in the end, he died doing what he loved to do. It was always dangerous work, but until now he managed to stay ahead of the odds. It's very, very sad and I'll miss his work, but at least his family can be proud of the legacy of film and information he left behind for the world, and the attention which he successfully drew to a number of important environmental issues.

As to the freakishness of this death, it's *very* freaky. Apparently almost nobody dies of a Stingray attack in the world compared to deaths from shark attacks, alligators or jellyfish. To find the last person killed by a stingray who didn't have a severe allergic reaction you have to go back many years. And to just take one straight through the heart? Yikes. There was probably a far better chance of him getting hit by lightning than that.

R.I.P. Steve. You gave us a hell of a ride.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 12:00pm

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I was really disappointed when I heard this and very sorry for his family. He was a fantastic conservationist and did a brilliant job for Australia zoo. I was one of few that even enjoyed his antics close to dangerous creatures, but it was the other, more caring side, that really defined him. It’s a very sad day indeed.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 1:31pm

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i live in perth and i heard about just today at school.. i was so shocked cause we all just think he's invincble watching his shows wrestling crocodiles etc. theres alot about it on the news over here since he did alot for australia
RIP steve irwin
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 2:04pm

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Man this sucks RIP Steve Irwin
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 2:16pm

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Steve literally was what we all wanted to be.... R.I.P. Steve.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 2:25pm

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This is so sad.. Ironic too. He's teased crocidiles for so long and he gets killed in a freak accident like this. I loved his show. It was the only reason Animal Planet was many times flipped to on the remote.

R.I.P. Steve.. So sad to see you go.. sad
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 2:50pm

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I feel really bad, he had the biggest balls of any man I ever saw. RIP Steve.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 2:56pm

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I was shocked when I heard this. Steve Irwin was pretty much the reason I like reptiles so much today. I just hope they don't replace him. Nobody could ever take his place. As Serpent said, at least he died doing what he loved. If you ask me, he's still near invincible. Sure, the stingray, but nobody could have survived that. He was one of the most daring people of all time. Rest in peace, Steve. sad
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 3:39pm

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This is a sad day for mankind sad R.I.P Steve
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 4:38pm

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This is sad. I wouldn't say I liked his programs, but he was brave. RIP Steve.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:00pm

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Man that sucks.

Very very ironic too. He'll no doubt be missed greatly, R.I.P.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:05pm

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He died doin' what he loves. Teasing animals.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:20pm

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Waser wrote:

He died doin' what he loves. Teasing animals.
Yeah, technically you could call this Nature's Revenge.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 5:29pm

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I mean, If you really think about it, At least he Didn't end up Choking on a sandwhich or getting in a car accident.

I say he ended his run the best way an animal wrangler-type can. I mean, seriously: A Friggin' High-Voltage harpoon Got lodged in his heart! Now He's a hero amongst his peers.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 6:24pm

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some clips for us to remeber him by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Okp5FTKOB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxJ-UBaTaU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HgHhHNC92M

RIP steve
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 9:02pm

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I have been watching documentaries done by steve irwin for many years and there is no-one that manages to bring the animal world alive as well as he did, he actually made watching animal documentaries interesting for me. The man has done tremendous amouts of work and put alot of money into animal conservation. He will be missed by alot of people. Atleast it would have been fast and relatively painless.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 9:10pm

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A great entertainer using his knowledgeable background to introduce the masses to a world that most of us don't know much about.

Long live his re-runs.
Posted: Mon, 4th Sep 2006, 9:42pm

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What a blow.......... My Aussy flag on my comp is flying at half mast.

Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 12:52am

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This came to a big shock to me I still cant beleave he is really gone. R.I.P. Steve Irwin sad.
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 1:03am

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Most YTMNDs have been either depressing or offensive, this one brought me comfort, a smile, etc.

http://hunterjedispirit.ytmnd.com/
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 1:30am

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sad I feel really bad you know.......just 2 weeks ago i was getting annoyed with my uncle's obsession with steves show.........and now i miss it!!!!

frown it just hit me so hard.......i woke up today and it was all over the news.....

------ rest in peace mate ------
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 2:15am

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R.I.P. Mate

What an amazing life you lived!
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 4:18am

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That's so depressing. As for YTMNDs, this one made me smile. It's not really insulting, just sort of silly. R.I.P. Steve.
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 6:34am

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I feel more sorry for his family then Steve. He went out quickly and painless, and regaurdless of how long each of us live we all end the same way. Its just very sad that he went out at a very inconvenient time leaving the rest of his family and fans with sadness. RIP.
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 11:32am

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A great guy who was out there doing things to educate the world and save endangered creatures. The world is truly a sadder place without him.
Posted: Tue, 5th Sep 2006, 7:35pm

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I didn't know that man could die; RIP Steve.

There is a ton of post-production footage of his documentary and shows that havn't been released yet, so look forward to that. He'd want the world to enjoy it, so feel positively about his death; he died from what he loved doing.

I've heard people say that this could be a fake-death like 2Pac's. One day Steve may run out of an alligator's mouth during half time at the Super Bowl; boy, would that be a sight.
Posted: Wed, 6th Sep 2006, 7:04am

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Here is quite an amusing interview of him from 2003, though the YouTube video quality is poor.