September 3, 2006, 10:45 pm

Goodbye, Mate….

steveI can’t believe this happened.

Steve Irwin is dead.

“The Crocodile Hunter” was a guilty pleasure of mine and I am sick in my heart, just sick.

I’m sick for Terri and their two babies.

And for all his dangerous work with crocodiles, he’s killed by a sting ray barb to the heart.

I supposed it’s silly to be so touched by someone you don’t know, but I enjoyed him so much. I learned so much about Australia.

This is definitely a man who can never be replaced. A true character in every sense of the word.

(The photo is from the Sydney Morning Herald.)


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  • canoe

    September 4, 2006 at 2:20 am

    He has been playing with fire for so long it was only a matter of time before he got burned. I feel bad for his family, but certainly not for him.

  • intelinurse2b

    September 4, 2006 at 8:53 am

    I can’t imagine what his wife and kids are going through. He died doing what he lived for…He was a legend, and we will miss him in our house.

  • Hannah

    September 4, 2006 at 10:22 am

    I was saddened to see this on the news last night, that a 44 year old died so young and leaves his children fatherless. I must admit, though, that I was relieved it was him that was killed and not one of his children through his carelessness (like when he claimed to have complete control over a crocodile while holding (and dangling) his one month old son a few years ago.


  • Susan

    September 4, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    We’re sick about it too! My seventeen-year-old, as a little guy, used to go nuts whenever he was on TV. He was our favorite whacko ever!

  • Sarah

    September 4, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    It makes my heart hurt. I, like you, was touched by him even though I didn’t know him personally. He seemed like just a nice, fun, and pleasant person.

  • Sarah

    September 4, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    It makes my heart hurt. I, like you, was touched by him even though I didn’t know him personally. He seemed like just a nice, fun, and pleasant person.

  • DisappearingJohn

    September 4, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Yeah, the guy was infectious… I’ve mentioned on a few other posts about him how much it appeared he truly loved what he did… I finally understand how great that feels now that I have gotten into nursing…

    I guess if you have to go, going while you are doing something you love is the way to do it…

    I do feel for his wife and kids

  • Readable

    September 4, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    Steve Irwin in San Francisco Bay area

    I’mstill amazed at the total shock and tragedy of Steve’s Death.  It’s even echoing around the San Francisco Bay area.  Goodbye Mate.

  • Helen-Claire

    September 4, 2006 at 9:37 pm

    He died doing what he loved, and thanks to him the moron Australian’s kicking around here have a better understanding of our wildlife. He was a top bloke, I’m sad he’s gone.

  • Peggy

    September 4, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    Hard to say he lived life more recklessly than many others doing what they love, risks can be found in whatever you do. For that matter, how about the people who commute two or three hours a day on congested freeways? I loved Irwin’s shows and learned so much from them. He died in a freak accident, something that can happen to any one of us at any time. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • NPs Save Lives

    September 6, 2006 at 5:44 am

    I was sorry to hear about his death. My family enjoyed his show and my husband loves to imitate his classic voice “Crickey!”. With every adventure, there comes a risk. I just hate that the kids lost their dad so early in life.

  • Shannon

    April 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    i know it is 2010 but i have mised steve for a long time now and i miss his shows but bindi the jungle girl is a great show to replace the sad news and she will grow up just like her paarents same as her little brother to. lots of luck to all Shannon

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