As usual, came back from work, rested awhile and suddenly my girl told me that Steve Irwin passed away, i was lyk WTF! umustbejoking! well did a google and realised heck no. it was true. he passed away. i was lyk super shocked and devasted understand? one of my greatest idol of all times!!!
Media statement – 4 September 2006
At 11am today, the 4th September 2006, Steve Irwin was fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart whilst filming a sequence on Batt Reef off Port Douglas for his daughter’s new TV series.
Emergency services were called from Cairns Rescue Base and met Croc One, Steve’s rescue vessel at Low Isle on the Great Barrier Reef.
The Croc One crew performed constant CPR during the thirty minute dash to Low Isle, but the medical staff pronounced Steve dead at approx. 12 noon.
His producer and closest friend, John Stainton said on Croc One today,
“The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest Dads on the planet. He died doing what he loves best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. Crocs Rule!”
I mean to be stung by a stingray is already very rare, but of all things u die not because of the poison but cause the barb pierced your heart and u died due to cardiac arrest is lyk a double blow to your nuts! This in society, is termed as a ‘freak accident’.
Well i would just lyk to say a short paragraph, seeing as i respect this fellow from down under so much.
‘To Steve Iriwn:
From the day i first saw You on TV i knew right from the start You were different from the rest, so full of energy and spirit You had. You had sacrificed a lot to educate the masses of the importance of animals in our environment. To me, You just seem to ‘don’t give a dime’ to Your life and choose to risk both limbs and life to provide us with a in-depth look and knowledge into the life and behaviours of animals in the wild, and most of them are termed deadly too. Other ppl may deem this as stupidity, but to me Your acts of bravery has gained my respect and the status of ‘Hero’. You were and Forever will be the greatest conservationist to ever stepped onto planet earth. I pray that You are now in a place with tons of animals, those that You have shed sweat, tears and blood to protect and those that you tried Your hardest to preserved, cause ultimately, i believed it is Your wish too, for humans and animals to cohabit harmoniously together. May You Rest in Peace.’
“I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.” – Steve Irwin.
Steve has left behind a wife, 42-year-old Terri, and two children – eight-year-old daughter Bindi and his son Bob, two.
I extend my heartfelt symphathies and deepest Condolences to Steve’s Family.