Yeah, the long and short of it is that he was apparently stabbed through the chest by a stingray or something. It's nuts because just about everybody knows- except for his wife who is out in some reomte location where nobody can contact her at the time.
Until reading this story and watching the video I didn't know stingrays could be so dangerous. It's quite unfortunate to hear about someone dying who loved nature so much.
This is sad I liked this guy. I thought he was nuts some times. I would have figured hw would have been killed by a snake bite, tiger, or even a croc before he would be killed by a STINGRAY. Heck I have even fed those things at seaworld.
I feel so bad about this, what a way to start Labor Day! I really liked him.
Was this a freak accident or was he bothering the animal? He was an accident waiting to happen but I still love this guy.
Edit: I just found out that he was swimming over the stingray and the tail went up and the park pierced his hear. I feel SO bad about it. I'm glad it was a freak accident. I thought they didn't really sting you unless you stepped on them.
He will be missed!
I already miss the guy. I met him a few times and he's a really cool guy to talk to. Its sad he's gone
My life sucks
hes been attacked by crocs, bitten by the most poisonous snakes on earth and was killed by a sting ray...
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Steven Irwin Dies
Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer
I made a post about this when I first heard about it last night. I deleted it when I saw this had already been posted. I started to make a post here but it was one of those rare times when I couldn't find anything to say. I still can't really think of what to say. I'd admired him because he always stood up for the animals. He tried to break through the misconceptions that people have about dangerous animals.
I heard on the news that the barb from the stingray punctured his heart and he died instantly.
The world is worse off now that he's gone but a better place because he was here.
It is sad to see him gone. Especially since you know that he and his family really did love eachother. I feel sorry for his wife and kids, they lost a great man. I thought him a bit extreme, but he truely loved the enviroment.
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