Monday, September 04, 2006

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin killed by wild animal

It was just a matter of time, but the "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray, not a crocodile or a poisonous snake. While filming his show at Batt Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia, he swam up too close on a stingray and the poisonous barb at the end of its tail penetrated his chest and heart. CPR was administered by crew members, but Irwin was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. He was 44 years old.

2 comments:

Einzige said...

Didn't he do a skit in some movie or something where he pretended to die after being bitten by a snake?

Talk about life imitating art.

Heathen Dan said...

I remember Steve in a cameo for the movie Dr. Doolittle with Eddie Murphy. He was attacked by an animal there.