I completely agree with Nancy! I too was shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the death of Steve Irwin. What a great lover of life in all its forms! He was truly a man who lived life to the fullest and taught the rset of us to do the same! Steve will be truly missed on this side of the Bridge!
Nancy Hornberger wrote:
Like most animal lovers I was shocked to wake up this morning to find that, Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter was killed doing what he loves. He had an incredible energy & passion for saving wildlife. The animal world has lost somebody special today.
Here’s the beginning of one of the article’s on Irwin’s very untimely passing.
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Killed
TV Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin killed by stingray strike during diving expedition
BRISBANE, Australia, Sep. 4, 2006
Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition. He was 44.
Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when he was stung, Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.
He collapsed at Batt Reef, near Low Isle and the resort town of Port Douglas, Queensland state police said in a statement. Port Douglas is about 1,260 miles north of Brisbane, the state capital.
A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene but Irwin had died, the statement said.
Queensland ambulance service spokesman Bob Hamil confirmed that a diver had been killed by a stingray off Lowe Isles Reef and said cause of death appeared to be a “stingray strike to the chest.”
Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchword “Crikey!” in his television program “Crocodile Hunter,” which was first broadcast in Australia in 1992 and has aired around the world on the Discovery channel.