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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4 thoughts on “Steve Irwin Killed by a Stingray!”
This is sad, the kids and I watch him all the time. I really do not like snakes and have never had any interest in crocodiles but he sure makes it all interesting.
I will miss this guy. After watching lots of these shows, I’ve always LOVED imitating his accent. At least we still have the Wiggles.
My condolences to the loved ones of Steve Irwin.
I was saddened by the loss of Steve Irwin, as soon as I looked it up online to see whether or not my friend Bobby was joking with me or not when he said, “So Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray while shooting on the Great Barrier Reef.” You have to admit it sounds like the start to a joke.
Here’s an email I received shortly thereafter, from my friend Drew.
The Curse of South Park
05 Sep 2006 11:14 am
It’s getting just a little weird. They ridiculed Saddam, and he was deposed. They depicted Mel Gibson as a deranged sado-masochistic anti-Semite, and … well, now we know. They took on Tom Cruise, and he went down the Paramount plughole. So this script from 1999 was always a little unnerving:
[Cartman’s house. A television is heard. The screen shows an Australian crocodile hunter narrating his adventures as a woman pilots his boat down a river.]
Aussie: As we steer our boat down [the boys are on the sofa looking at TV], looking for these dangerous predators? Boy, there’s a king croc right here. [it slips into the water] He must be four meters; 12, 13 feet long at least. [it looks up at him] This croc has enough power in its jaws to rip my head right off.
Kenny: (Oh, no!) [tightens his hood up]
Aussie: I’ve got to be careful. So, what I’m gonna do is sneak up on it and jam my thumb in its butthole.
Stan: Holy crap. dude!
Aussie: If I get bit out here, I’m 200 kilometers from the nearest hospital: I’d better be real careful jamming my thumb in its butthole. [jumps in and grabs the crocodiile] Oh, boy, it’s pissed off now.
Kyle: Go, dude, go! [excited, the boys jump on the sofa]
Aussie: I’m gonna jam my thumb it its butthole now! This should really piss it off! [reaches down with his left thumb to do it. The croc jumps up in pain and drops] Oh, yeah, that pissed it off, all right! [the boys cheer] I’ve gotta be careful!
Stan: This guy rules!
Kenny: (He actually killed it!)
Cartman: I told you guys.
Aussie: [with left arm now bandaged and in a sling] Well! That was quite an angry croc! But I managed to escape with only a few bruises and a shattered left testicle. Next week we’ll look for more of these beautiful creatures, so we can learn more about them by pissing them off immensely.
Enter one immensely pissed-off sting-ray.
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