This is definitely one of those things you can’t believe happened, but in retrospect can’t believe it didn’t happen sooner. The Crocodile Hunter, dead at 44 from a stingray.
Television personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin has died from a stingray wound while filming off north Queensland.
Friends believe he may have died instantly when struck by a stingray as he filmed a sequence for his eight-year-old daughter Bindi’s new TV series.
Irwin had been filming a new documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest with friend and manager John Stainton at Batt Reef, off Port Douglas about 11am.
“He came over the top of a stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and went into his chest and put a hole into his heart,” Mr Stainton said.
Say what you want about Steve Irwin, he was one of a kind. The first time I saw him he was looking for scorpions and digging them out of their nests. I couldn’t believe it. So long Steve.
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