Monday, September 04, 2006

Well, Hell

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed:

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the 'Crocodile Hunter,' was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition, Australian media said. He was 44.

Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when the accident occurred, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.

A rescue helicopter was sent from the nearby city of Cairns, and paramedics from it confirmed the diver's death.

'The probable cause of death is stingray strike to the chest,' Hamil said.

There's a quote I've read, attributed to Mark Twain: "Find something you love and do it till it kills you; otherwise something you don't love will."

Looks like he died doing something he loved.

There are worse ways to go.

R.I.P., ya crazy bastard.

6 comments:

Richard said...

We loved Steve, he will be missed.

Karen Olson said...

Crikey.

Kim Mizar-Stem said...

At least he was doin' what he loved. I guess that means the rest of us will die with our hands on the keyboard? Doesn't make as good of a headline though!

Stacey Cochran said...

I once wrote a screenplay for a short film that starred Steve and Terri playing themselves. The dude was inspiring in his absolute fearlessness.

SC

Tasha Alexander said...

Sad news.

But, yeah, there's something to be said for going doing something you love.

Still sucks, though.

Christain said...

Steve Irwin was one of the greatest men our generation has known. He had the courage to live his life full out in support of his beliefs. He did not back down when others might have our of fear or compliance with the perceived sanity of our world. His “insanity” or as I see it, his love for life touched so many. He changed my views on the wildlife around me. My selfish regret is that I was not able to meet this larger than life man. My heartfelt sorrow is for his lovely wife and their two beautiful children. Terri, live life as you would have with Steve by your side. He will always be with you. Take comfort in knowing that he changed lives with his actions and that he was greatly loved and admired as you are.