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R.I.P Steve Irwin…

Monday, September 4, 2006
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You know what, I found out that Steve Irwin had died first thing this morning, and by 11am, I had the first ‘joke’ e-mail. Needless to say, it was in very poor taste, and I deleted it straight away.

A lot of people will be secretly thinking that it was bound to happen sooner or later, but it was still a great shock to me.

Personally, I thought he was mad as ten badgers, but I totally loved his fearlessness. I for one am sorry that he’s dead, because he was a good man, and the world doesn’t have many of those.


  • Avid Reader
    September 4
    10:13 pm

    I loved watching his Crocodile Hunter show and had recorded many of them to catch up and watch on the weekends. I learned about his death real early,, about 6am on CNN. I was completely shocked. As crazy as he was, I didn’t expect this. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed.



  • Stacy~
    September 4
    10:54 pm

    I enjoyed the show, and agree he was a little off his rocker, but his enthusiasm and passion were contagious – wish there were more people like that.

    How sad this is….ironic that being killed by a stingray is rather rare, especially when you consider some of the other predators he “played” with. Just tragic. My thoughts are with his family.


  • Rosie
    September 5
    12:36 am

    My little nephews love Croc Hunter. I was shocked to see the news and I feel deeply saddened for his wife and two small children.

    I agree with Stacy, I very much admired his passion and excitement for his work.

    Rest in Peace Steve.


  • Barbara B.
    September 5
    5:58 am

    I’ve heard so many people say today that they knew things would end badly for Steve Irwin. I somehow never thought so. It was a huge shock to me to hear of his death. We hear of so many anonymous deaths everyday on the news but this death has a face and a voice to me. I, like many other people, was both baffled and charmed by Steve Irwin’s passion and enthusiasm for his work with animals. His exuberance always left me smiling. I feel as if a ray of light has been extinguished. The loss to his family is an unbearable one yet somehow I’m sure his family will find the strength to bear it. For me it’s been a sad day but for the Irwin family the pain is just beginning. I’m wishing them strength and eventual peace and acceptance.


  • Dawn
    September 5
    9:53 am

    It was a shock to me too. I really enjoyed his boyish enthusiasm for everything that he undertook.


  • Lori
    September 5
    6:21 pm

    We heard about it early on, and were shocked. My kids are devastated. As crazy as some of his stunts were, he truly got his conservation message across to millions of kids and an entire generation. My heart goes out to his wife, kids and family.


  • azteclady
    September 6
    4:15 pm

    It was a freakish thing, but all in all, if you have to die young, what better way to go than doing something you truly love doing?

    He brought conservationism and the wild to living rooms around the globe with a passion and with such joy that he changed the way an entire generation looks at the animals we share the planet with.

    My heart goes out to his widow and children, though.


  • Nicolette
    September 6
    8:37 pm

    As someone who spent many years working at an animal shelter, I feel a kinship with anyone who advanced the understanding of animals. I worked in Detroit, and get saw my share of exotics abandoned and abused out of simple ignorance.

    I agree he was a good man, and helped not just the cute and cuddly animals, but the ones that people tend to fear and hate on principle and out of ignorance.


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