Monday, September 04, 2006

I am deeply saddened...

Australian nature television personality Steve Irwin, widely known as the Crocodile Hunter, died Monday after being stung in the chest by a stingray while filming on the Great Barrier Reef, according to reports. Irwin, 44, was struck while filming an underwater nature program off north Queensland and later pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency medical team airlifted to the site, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Irwin's American-born wife Terri is trekking on a mountain in Tasmania, the SMH reported. Irwin launched The Crocodile Hunter in 1992. It was distributed around the world on cable network Discovery. Irwin reportedly was developing a new series New Breed Vet to appear on the pay television channel Animal Planet.


I am also very stunned as this news was such a shock to learn and it is hard to believe! I really enjoyed his show & also liked his personality. He will very much be missed and my heart goes out to his family.

14 Comments:

At 3:25 AM, Blogger Incog & Nito said...

Yes I along with many other Aussies am deeply saddened by the death of Steve. He was a great ambassador for Australia and certainly was one of the better conservationist this world has known. His crazy ways endeared him to many!!

 
At 4:02 AM, Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi liked reading through your blog,Its a nice blog.Yes what a shame about death
Thanks for sharing
Wish you well

 
At 5:22 AM, Blogger Wystful1 said...

I just read this on P J's blog....and I too am saddened and shocked, but in a way not surprised, ya know? Afterall the man DID take chances.

The TV land will not be the same with his quirkiness.

The most terrible thing is his little girl will not be able to have a daddy as she grows up, but he DID and WILL leave behind a legacy for her.

 
At 5:44 AM, Blogger PJ said...

This is very sad, and to be killed by and animal that in most cases is relatively harmless too.

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous eph2810 said...

Oh my - I am sad with you.
He did live very dangerously though...

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger NMOTB said...

We as a family love watching Steve on Animal Planet - It is terribly sad. I also posted a short post in memorium for him! You have a really nice blog.

 
At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

That's a very nice pic of him. Yes, it's very sad, especially when it's a father that leaves children behind.

Somehow though, I think this was the way he wanted to go, because he did take a lot of chances and he must have been aware of that.

Must be really tough for his wife now. Pheeew.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Melli said...

I had just put something up on my blog about this ... then I went to PJ's blog and she had it - and you were my next stop! Seems we ALL loved the Crocodile Hunter. It is SO sad... and he has two small children -- his daughter is 8 and his baby boy is only 2. It's just soooo sad!

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger mar said...

I am deeply saddened too, nad thought of his wife and young kids... Bloggers are blogging about him! I love the picture you posted. He might have been a bit crazy but he was fighting for world awareness of wild life and he was successful. He will be missed.

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Tigersan said...

Me am seeing lots of bloggers covering this story. Me wished the Japanese news covered this here... me just found out!

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

I know--it is so sad! It really seems that he must have had a big effect on people's lives because everywhere I went today people were discussing his death.

Its really a trajedy for his wife and kids, and I hope they are handling things alright.

 
At 1:48 AM, Anonymous Christain said...

Steve, you will be dearly missed not only by me but the world! You brought smiles to many faces young and old, you where a hero to many people.

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Debby said...

I too was very affected by his death and wrote about it in my blog. It's just so hard to believe he is gone.

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

He is so cute in this picture. I was just in shock when I read about his death. It is hard to believe a larger than life person like Steve is gone. I am so sad for his family.

Take care,
Connie

 

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