Steve Irwin Killed by a Stingray!

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 responses to “Steve Irwin Killed by a Stingray!”

  1. 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.

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    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.


  3. ..and AC/DC.

    Australia rules.

  4. 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.