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iwilltotallyfuckyouup
09-03-2006, 11:33 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/04/australia.irwin/index.html

Stingray kills 'Crocodile Hunter'
POSTED: 1:28 a.m. EDT, September 4, 2006

SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Steve Irwin, the Australian TV presenter known as the "Crocodile Hunter," has died after being stung in a marine accident off Australia's north coast.

Australian media reports say Irwin was diving in waters off Port Douglas, north of Cairns, when the incident happened on Monday morning.

Irwin was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, according to Cairns police sources. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary at the time.

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality Monday morning off Port Douglas, according to Australian media.

Queensland Police Services also confirmed Irwin's death and said his family had been notified. Irwin, 44, was director of the Australian Zoo in Queensland.

He and his American-born wife Terri Irwin became popular figures on Australian and international television through Irwin's close handling of wildlife, most notably the capture of live crocodiles.

They have two children, Bindi Sue, born 1998, and Robert (Bob), born December 2003.

Irwin's enthusiastic approach to nature conservation and the environment won him a global following. He was known for his exuberance and use of the catchphrase "Crikey!"

But his image suffered a setback in January 2004 when he held his then one-month-old baby Bob while feeding a crocodile at his Australian zoo.

Irwin's wife Terri was believed to be on location in Tasmania, filming another documentary.

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer expressed his sorry Monday and said that he was fond of Irwin and was very appreciative of all the work he had done in promoting Australia overseas.

iwilltotallyfuckyouup
09-03-2006, 11:38 PM
Whoops, sorry for the double post (sorta). I need to refresh more often. Mods can delete.

Dude Beer
09-03-2006, 11:44 PM
yeah i saw both threads and decided to post in this one, due to the number of unhappy faces in the title.

musical-monkey
09-04-2006, 12:08 AM
holy shit

bolloxshite
09-04-2006, 01:17 AM
this is so sudden. All my year 9 kids were telling me and i just thought they were all bulshitting (can never trust the little fuckers) till i confirmed it myself, fucking madness.

lolz
09-04-2006, 09:05 AM
WHO DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING. SERIOUSLY.

monsterriffs
09-04-2006, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by lolz
WHO DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING. SERIOUSLY.

hahaha, that was my first thought actually. he seriously went out like a badass though.

lolz
09-04-2006, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by bethesdacore
hahaha, that was my first thought actually. he seriously went out like a badass though.

Stung thru the heart, a sting-ray's to blame. Irwin gives Aussie's a bad name.

http://www.erft.de/schulen/gymlech/2004/Musik/images/Bon%20Jovi/Bon%20Jovi7%20gross.jpg

CoreyPastepunk
09-04-2006, 10:28 AM
I seriously have this guy's autograph...I wonder if its worth will double now?

Fuzzy
09-04-2006, 02:26 PM
Last night, we were at my friend E's going away party and got the phonecall that Steve Irwin had died. We raised a Tecate in his name.

Then forgot about it and were completely reshocked this morning.

BARONE
09-04-2006, 03:18 PM
I must be the only one who thought he was insanely annoying. You poke deadly animals for a living, they might ya know, end up killing you. Occupational hazard. At least he died doing what he loved.

fivewaysforward
09-04-2006, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by lolz
Stung thru the heart, a sting-ray's to blame. Irwin gives Aussie's a bad name.

http://www.erft.de/schulen/gymlech/2004/Musik/images/Bon%20Jovi/Bon%20Jovi7%20gross.jpg

I won't lie. I laughed.

Dana_Holy_Schit
09-04-2006, 03:33 PM
Not totally surprising, but sucks he died....

Russell
09-04-2006, 04:32 PM
Rest in peace mate.

stayouttamalibu
09-04-2006, 05:45 PM
yea its not terribly surprising, but still so sad, im not gonna lie i loved him.

sodajerk
09-04-2006, 09:43 PM
the guy left behind a whole family, its sad. "a stingray's to blame"
even sadder.. his death will become novelty.

bolloxshite
09-04-2006, 10:00 PM
He definitely irritated the shit out of me, people outside of Australia seemed to love him though most Aussies were embrassed by him, still say it's a huge loss though, the man was annoying but had so much life in him.

Not surprising he went out in some animal related death, would have expected something more dramatic than a stingray though.