Steve Irwin is dead

by John Q on September 4, 2006

Steve Irwin, famous as the Crocodile Hunter died today while diving near Port Douglas, after being stung through the heart by a stingray. According to the report I saw, only two people have ever died from stingray attacks in Australia before, so this was an exceptionally unlucky accident. Playing the Aussie image to the full and beyond, Irwin did a great deal to promote conservation. He was only 44 and leaves a wife and two young children.