Crocodile Hunter died!!!

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  • quedex 4 Sep 2006 06:49:05 3,135 posts
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    Here.

    THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead. He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said. It appeared that he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest, Queensland Police Inspector Russell Rhodes said.

    He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that's when it occurred.
  • Deleted user 4 September 2006 06:52:53
    news.com, well it's to the point I guess.
  • Kami 4 Sep 2006 06:56:15 2,435 posts
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    Yup, on BBC News as well.

    Have to say, often thought he was a bit of a twat, but I guess I just didn't really get his over-enthusiasm. The guy clearly loved his job and died doing something he loved doing... no better way to go, surely?

    Edited by Kami at 06:56:08 04-09-2006

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
    And you're reading this why?!

  • Dirtbox 4 Sep 2006 07:13:03 78,219 posts
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    Legend.

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  • Sorbicol 4 Sep 2006 07:18:09 591 posts
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    Can't help feeling bad for his wife and two young kids though. Are Stingrays venomous?

    You're right though, legend. My Cousin's two young kids loved his programs, got them well into wildlife and all that.
  • Tabasco 4 Sep 2006 07:21:53 5,780 posts
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    Ach pish....Guy was great, did a shit load of conservation work and bought up loads of land for various projects he was working on.

    The man was a legend.

    I proclaim this day as 'Talk like Steve Irwin day'......'Ooooh he's a nippy little one....your alright mate, your alright'.
  • AdamWest 4 Sep 2006 07:25:44 715 posts
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    wow
  • thehat 4 Sep 2006 07:27:34 1,833 posts
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    Shame.
  • Dirtbox 4 Sep 2006 07:34:31 78,219 posts
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    rhythm wrote:
    I think so but I don't think it really matters
    Erm. Not the mental image I want to associate really.

    Anyway, this guy did a world of good and will go on doing so thanks to his infectious dedication and drive. It's such a shame that people like him are so few and far between, the world needs positive role models.

    Not like we didn't see it coming though. Fricken nutcase.

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  • Dirtbox 4 Sep 2006 07:35:03 78,219 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    Apparently Gerry Anderson was seen leaving the scene looking suspicious.
    /smirks

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  • phAge 4 Sep 2006 07:37:41 24,371 posts
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    I am genuinely gutted - Steve was was a great fellow. :'(
  • Stormflood 4 Sep 2006 07:43:55 2,263 posts
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    :(
  • Scimarad 4 Sep 2006 07:44:07 8,549 posts
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    It's the way he would have wanted to go...
  • Venkman90 4 Sep 2006 07:44:48 4,430 posts
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    Wow, im in oz at the mo but hadnt heard, my mate will be gutted, he's coming out here in November and was going to interview him for the mag he works for, he was a big fan of his...
  • BartonFink 4 Sep 2006 07:51:17 34,935 posts
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    Very sad news indeed, the guy did some great work.
  • Dexter 4 Sep 2006 07:59:58 1,060 posts
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    ;(
  • phAge 4 Sep 2006 08:05:47 24,371 posts
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    The website is also down (no pun intended) at the moment. Didn't think it'd affect me like this, but I am genuinely sad that he's dead. Can't remember the last time I felt like that about a celebrity buying it.
  • reality_cheque 4 Sep 2006 08:09:27 7,487 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    Scimarad wrote:
    It's the way he would have wanted to go...
    I've always found that expression a little odd. He would probably have wished to go at the age of 100 whilst being blown by a Playboy bunny.
    Pah, that's aiming low. I'm intending to go when the universe collapses in on itself, and if I can avoid that too I will! :)
  • Dirtbox 4 Sep 2006 08:19:36 78,219 posts
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    True, he's another class act. I saw some documentary about him on his first outing to somewhere exotic and it had footage of him walking straight up to a terrifying looking bunch of spear rattling cannibal native types offering nothing but a smile and a handshake.

    Quality.

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  • Deleted user 4 September 2006 08:31:44
    :'( I almost cried when his dog died!
  • bainbrge 4 Sep 2006 08:37:26 1,687 posts
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    I can't help but feel slightly amused that the attention seeking twat who dangled his baby in a crocodile enclosure and harmed animals by un-necessarily interfering with them in the wild, got his comeuppance from one of the animals he claimed to be protecting.

    On the other hand, he was a human being, so its a shame.
  • phAge 4 Sep 2006 08:38:57 24,371 posts
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    bainbrge wrote:
    ... by un-necessarily interfering with them in the wild, got his comeuppance from one of the animals he claimed to be protecting.
    Way to miss the point. Steve did more for animal conservation and awareness about ecological problems than pretty much any one person on the planet.
  • Dougs 4 Sep 2006 08:52:13 67,767 posts
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    Poor fucker, heard about this on the news this morning. A barb that length through the heart is going to smart a bit.

    I liked his shows - sure he could be annoying and a little OTT, but you could tell he loved the job and the animals, and as others have said, he did lots for animal conservation.

    RIP(PER).
  • ram 4 Sep 2006 08:53:58 3,481 posts
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    He pretty much defined the word ocker and he was very OTT but he made good TV and brought animal conservation to a wide global audience.
  • Blerk Moderator 4 Sep 2006 09:01:27 48,225 posts
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    Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, but... just this once I wish it could've been a bit later. He was a nutter, but he was a damned entertaining nutter. :-(
  • smoothpete 4 Sep 2006 09:05:40 31,514 posts
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    Fucking gutted. :(
  • deem 4 Sep 2006 09:07:10 31,641 posts
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  • Whizzo 4 Sep 2006 09:13:36 43,131 posts
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    My first thought when I heard the news was to say "Crikey!" which is probably the most logical response.

    It just seems bizarre that considering all the really dangerous animals he's poked and prodded over the years he gets killed by something that's relatively harmless to humans.

    Always entertaining, if slightly worrying as well, I'll miss Steve's enthusiasm for his field.

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  • [+..] 4 Sep 2006 09:19:55 341 posts
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    Not surprised, although I figured it would take something bigger than a Ray to take him down. Some sort of uber-venomous snake or something.

    The police said it was a 'freak' accident, however where he's concerned it juat a day in the life... or not... you know what i mean.
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