View Full Version : Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead

09-04-2006, 01:55 AM
Steve Irwin, best known as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed in a freak accident by a stingray.

I've always enjoyed watching his shows. He will be missed. :(

R.I.P. Steve Irwin

Medula Oblongata
09-04-2006, 05:30 AM
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Irwin and his wife in person several years ago in Australia at a restaurant. He was extremely friendly, even thought I had interrupted his meal to ask for the favor of shaking his hand. After several minutes of friendly conversation on the weather or someother such nonsense, he invited me to have dessert with his family.

A true Gentleman and a scholar, he was. I will miss him terribly.

"Rest well, sweet Prince."

09-04-2006, 05:56 AM
I never met him, however did enjoy his show. My son and daughter-inlaw went to visit some of my wife's relatives in Australia last fall. They met him and his wife. They couldn't say enough about the two of them. They were extremely friendly and loving people. My prayers go out to his wife and children.

09-04-2006, 08:51 AM
Sorry to hear it. I always thought it would be a Croc that would get him.

09-04-2006, 10:24 AM
He was a huge favorite in my house - especially my two daughters. I just saw the news online and when I told my 14 year old she started crying.

09-04-2006, 11:05 AM
I liked watching his show, thats too bad

09-04-2006, 12:02 PM
Though I had allways said that the creatures that he loved would one day be the death of him, I was a more than a little stunned to hear it first thing this morning on the news.
You watch a guy like that on TV long enough, a part of you feels like you know them(even though have never met in person) .....Im a bit bummed out today over it.

My heart goes out to his wife and children at thier loss.
He will be missed by his public.


09-04-2006, 06:31 PM

Yeah, I too made it a ritual with my kids to watch "Croc Hunter" in between my jobs to calm the stress of working. He set the pace for all the other wild life hosts. It is true you watch something enough it becomes a part of you and now a little of that is gone. I am just bummed out. I was stung by a ray in the foot and it almost went through to the other side.

He died doing what all of use hope to do, something we love doing. 44 is a young age with kids and all but, he will live forever in the minds of all of us.

Can't get that "croc files" tune out of my head.

09-04-2006, 11:04 PM
The show he did on North American pit vipers was the best, even if He found one trying to nibble on His nobblies