Monday, September 04, 2006

Oh My God, They Killed Steve Irwin!

My wife woke me up early this morning to tell me that Steve Irwin had died. I mumbled something and went back to sleep.

When I was more lucid, I went online with my LifeDrive and looked up some info on what happened. Apparently, he was killed swimming on top of a stingray. The Stingray got spooked and stung him with his barb, which ordinarily hurts but does not kill. Unfortunately for Steve, it had punctured his heart.

From Discovery Channel (Steve's bosses):
Steve was killed during a filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef. While we are still collecting specific details, it was a rare accident in which Steve swam over a stingray and was stung by its barb in his chest. A doctor on board Croc One, Steve's research vessel, was unable to resuscitate Steve and by the time he was reached by the rescue helicopter he had passed away.

Now he's dealt with man-eating crocs, dangerous snakes, all kinds of deadly critters of all shapes and sizes. To die this way? It's so rare it's bizarre.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I know, it is something that he died!! I posted a thing on my blog too.
    At least he died doing what he loved, and not in a car accident.
    I feel bad for his wife Terri,and his kids; Bindi Sue, and Bob.
    I really liked Steve Irwin!! he walked what he talked. He was passionate about animals, and a great conservationist. I wish there were more people like him!! I will miss him, and I know many others will!!

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  2. I heard on the radio:

    Wouldn't it suck to die doing what you love to do? If you truly love doing it, you'd want it to continue on forever, right?

    Perhaps it's better to die doing what you hate, that way, it's over.

    Food for thought from Jim Norton.

    //k

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