Sep 4 - 'Crocodile Hunter' Dead at 44

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 11 years ago '05        #161
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damn....just saw it on MSN.com...RIP.....
 09-04-2006, 08:20 AM         #162
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 JOHNNYMAFIO said:
id murk yo fatt a.ss in tha O jus 2 watch a person die^^^
sure what ever you say e-thugga
 09-04-2006, 08:23 AM         #163
BMJR 
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RIP

haters get a fu*kin life
 09-04-2006, 08:23 AM         #164
Fatt Kidd 
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 dadmonson said:
Atleast have some respect u ain't gotta post in here. Let me guess u haven't had any near death experiences or any thing well whether u have or not thats not the point. you wait till your mum or dad dies ill be the one sending u some stupid crap like u type. He did what he did to help people learn and because he wasnt a pus*y nerd like u sitting in a room all day on pc. he wasnt afraid like you.
bi*ch get off my d*ck and go cry to yo mama....and i see yo bi*ch a.ss afraid to die yo self. i can talk about what i want when i want... i know what it look like to die and have someone you know die but that dont make me bi*ch up and change my opinions cuz some n*gga that fu*k wit animals got what he deserved...mutha fu*kin stingray aint shank his a.ss cuz he was tryin to join a gang, so go tell that sh*t to yo mama...
 11 years ago '04        #165
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'Crocodile Hunter' Dead at 44
Steve Irwin k!lled by Stingray During Filming

CAIRNS, Australia (Sept. 4) -- Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was k!lled Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.




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Steve Irwin died after a stingray's barb pierced his heart.

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Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous barb on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.

"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin's boat at the time.

Crew members aboard the boat, Croc One, called emergency services in the nearest city, Cairns, and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to nearby Low Isle to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead when they arrived a short time later, Stainton said.

Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchword "Crikey!" in his television program "Crocodile Hunter." First broadcast in Australia in 1992, the program was picked up by the Discovery network, catapulting Irwin to international celebrity.

He rode his image into a feature film, 2002's "The Crocodile Hunters: Collision Course" and developed the wildlife park that his parents opened, Australia Zoo, into a major tourist attraction.

"The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet," Stainton told reporters in Cairns. "He died doing what he loved best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, 'Crocs Rule!'"

Prime Minister John Howard, who hand-picked Irwin to attend a gala barbecue to honor President Bush when he visited in 2003, said he was "shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin's sudden, untimely and freakish death."

"It's a huge loss to Australia," Howard told reporters. "He was a wonderful character. He was a passionate environmentalist. He brought joy and entertainment and excitement to millions of people."

Irwin, who made a trademark of hovering dangerously close to untethered crocodiles and leaping on their backs, spoke in rapid-fire bursts with a thick Australian accent and was almost never seen without his uniform of khaki shorts and shirt and heavy boots.

His ebullience was infectious and Australian officials sought him out for photo opportunities and to promote Australia internationally.

Irwin's public image was dented, however, in 2004 when he caused an uproar by holding his infant son in one arm while feeding large crocodiles inside a zoo pen. Irwin claimed at the time there was no danger to the child, and authorities declined to charge Irwin with violating safety regulations.


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Later that year, he was accused of getting too close to penguins, a seal and humpback whales in Antarctica while making a documentary. Irwin denied any wrongdoing, and an Australian Environment Department investigation recommended no action be taken against him.

Stingrays have a serrated, toxin-loaded barb, or spine, on the top of their tail. The barb, which can be up to 10 inches long, flexes if a ray is frightened. Stings usually occur to people when they step on or swim too close to a ray and can be excruciatingly painful but are rarely fatal, said University of Queensland marine neuroscientist Shaun Collin.

Collin said he suspected Irwin died because the barb pierced under his ribcage and directly into his heart.

"It was extraordinarily bad luck. It's not easy to get spined by a stingray and to be k!lled by one is very rare," Collin said.

News of Irwin's death spread quickly, and tributes flowed from all quarters of society.

At Australia Zoo at Beerwah, south Queensland, floral tributes were dropped at the entrance, where a huge fake crocodile gapes. Drivers honked their horns as they passed.

"Steve, from all God's creatures, thank you. Rest in peace," was written on a card with a bouquet of native flowers.

"We're all very shocked. I don't know what the zoo will do without him. He's done so much for us, the environment and it's a big loss," said Paula Kelly, a local resident and volunteer at the zoo, after dropping off a wreath at the gate.

Stainton said Irwin's American-born wife Terri, from Eugene, Ore., had been informed of his death, and had told their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December.

The couple met when she went on vacation in Australia in 1991 and visited Irwin's Australia Zoo; they were married six months later. Sometimes referred to as the "Crocodile Huntress," she costarred on her husband's television show and in his 2002 movie.


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 09-04-2006, 08:31 AM         #166
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Oh man, I didnt know this sh*t, it should have been posted earlier... then i would have gave a fu*k, but now I dont so fu*k him and that stingray
 11 years ago '04        #167
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pretty damn crazy... didnt know sting rays carried those? just looked it up... looks like some sorta bone carved into a sharp thing but damn.. RIP...
 11 years ago '04        #168
KnightOfTears 14 heat pts14
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Damn, this is a huge shock! Not about the stingray, but about his death....period. One thing is for sure, I learned a hell of alot about wildlife from him....I could probably be a damn zoologist by now...lol. Dude was the Evil Kneivel of the animal kingdom, he may have pushed the limits, but he did it with style, humor and expertise. It's sad this happened...RIP....:(
 11 years ago '04        #169
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just posted in the other thread not knowin this one was right here... yeah he was annoying as fu*k... but RIP anyways... tough way to go... them barb things must be like bullets on them stingrays if their saying it went through his chest...
 09-04-2006, 08:47 AM         #170
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Crikey, Mate!!!!
 11 years ago '05        #171
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R.I.P., you almost know this dude was happy everyday of his life though. fu*k it i'd rather die at a young age "living" my life than "going through the motions" like the majority of mufackas
 11 years ago '06        #172
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rip i loved watching his nature expeditions
 09-04-2006, 08:54 AM         #173
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R.i.p.
 09-04-2006, 08:56 AM         #174
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damn rip
 11 years ago '06        #175
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Damn I'm gon miss ya hommie. R.I.P. He knew it was comin. Like T.I. say, he "lived his life like a movie."
 09-04-2006, 09:10 AM         #176
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 11 years ago '04        #177
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What a way to go out. At least he died doing what he loved.
 09-04-2006, 09:18 AM         #178
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yup, heard of it too, a ray k!lled him

R.I.P.
 11 years ago '05        #179
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Damn a stingray???


R.I.P
 11 years ago '06        #180
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props..that's a damn shame. RIP
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