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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jekbrown, Sep 4, 2006.
sting ray got him... RIP dude!
wow, I think we all need to post this...
my post is the only one that counts... no one else used an appropriate thread title. Therefore, send the repost whores elsewhere!!!
yeah what he said! You n00b!
I did but changed it to "R" after I was called out on the repost.
I even searched for "Crocodile" and "Steve Irwin" before I posted it too.
Stingray kills 'Crocodile Hunter'
POSTED: 2:48 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, 44 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 was director of the Australian Zoo in Queensland.
He is survived by his American-born wife Terri and their two children, Bindi Sue, born 1998, and Robert (Bob), born December 2003.
Irwin became a popular figure on Australian and international television through Irwin's close handling of wildlife, most notably the capture and relocation of crocodiles.
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 catch phrase "Crikey!"
But his image suffered a setback in January 2004 when he held his then 1-month-old baby Bob while feeding a crocodile at his Australian zoo. (Full story)
In a statement released to Australian media, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer expressed his sorrow and said that he was fond of Irwin and was very appreciative of all the work he had done in promoting Australia overseas.
In 2003, Irwin spoke to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Australian Story television program about how he was perceived in his home country.
"When I see what's happened all over the world, they're looking at me as this very popular, wildlife warrior Australian bloke," he said, the ABC reported.
"And yet back here in my own country, some people find me a little bit embarrassing. "You know, there's this... they kind of cringe, you know, 'cause I'm coming out with 'Crikey' and 'Look at this beauty'."
That don't matter, ya have to read every post for the last 6 months to not have the repost police after you.
Not being in the CK5 lounge every second of the day and having a life is no excuse.
Get with the program.
Surprised it took this long for Him to bite the big one. When I first saw the story this morning My reaction was........Bout time.
You would have thought that a Croc would have done it. A stingray must have been pretty far down on teh list of stuff likely to kill him.
Man, my roommate sent me the story shortly after Yahoo released it, I was sleeping though. Just read that one and several others. Hard to believe thats how he finally went...
Man, he has a kid too. My condolences go out to his friends and family.
Crikey, he's dead. That's too bad, I liked watching his shows. Didn't see very meny of them, but they were good.
That does suck.. He was cool, so into it...
I gotta figure it was a pretty quick painless way to go as opposed to being chewed up by a croc and bleeding to death...
how do stingrays work? did it swim backwards and stab him?
They've got a stinger on the tail..................
sheesh, They've already updated Wikipedia....
Wow. Didn't know stingray barbs got that big. 30 Cm is almost a freakin' foot!
Knew it would happen eventually but certainly not how I thought.
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