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This is so terribly, terribly sad. Steve Irwin, who many of you may know from his television show The Crocodile Hunter died Monday after being stung by a stingray. He was 44. You may also remember Irwin as the guy who made the big "oopsie" when he enraged people by carrying his 1 month old son into a crocodile pen while filming a wildlife show back in 2004. According to the Sidney Morning Herald, Irwin was on a diving expedition as he filmed a new documentary called Ocean's Deadliest when the stingray hit him. His manager John Stainton who was with him at the time said, "He came over the top of a stingray and the stingray's barb went up and went into his chest and put a hole into his heart." He added, "It's likely that he possibly died instantly when the barb hit him, and I don't think that he ... felt any pain." "He died doing what he loved best," added Stainton.

After being stung, Irwin was pulled onto his research vessel where, on their way to land and a waiting rescue helicopter, his crew is said to have performed constant CPR. "It became clear fairly soon that he had non-survivable injuries," said Dr Ed O'Loughlin, who treated Irwin at the scene. "He had a penetrating injury to the left front of his chest." He had lost his pulse and wasn't breathing." It is being reported that due to stingray barb hitting him in the chest, Irwin probably died "from some form of cardiac arrest" but a post-mortem examination still needed to be conducted.

Irwin was married and the father of two children, a girl and a boy, ages 8 and 3.

Horrifyingly tragic. R.I.P. Crocodile Hunter.

Source/Read More: Sydney Morning Herald


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. i found that shocking. even though i know it shouldn't be, given the risky behavior.

1:08 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sad. At least he died doing something he loved. He will be greatly missed not only in Oz but around the world for his dedicated work to the wildlife and the environment.

2:16 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous said...

r. i. p. sreve =cracky now we only got dundie = god speed mate

6:03 AM, September 04, 2006  
Blogger d mumsie said...

He took too many foolish risks.. My condolances and best wishes go to his family.

6:41 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sydney Herald said he likely died instantly, that he didn't collapse, TW, and as always, d mumsie, your judgemental crap is totally out of line. How about just the condolances for now and judge him later? His collegue said he was swimming by and it unexpectedly "attacked.," which is rare for these creatures. Maybe you should stick to sites where your judgement is happily accepted. For the most part, this site is about fun, not playing the Almighty.

6:48 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous said...

Ouch! My best is with his family.

9:05 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous lullabee said...

ohh that's totally sad. :[
best wishes to his family.

10:44 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Dimples said...

It's too bad that he had to die so young. I think he took too many risks. I feel sorry for his wife and children.

11:19 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous kendra said...

anonymous 6:48, here is an idea....if you don't like TW or what she has to say...don't come here!!! Or at least sign your name!

11:24 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

This is terribly sad, the poor little boy won't even remember him much. Prayers for the family.

11:29 AM, September 04, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

Anon 6:48- The information/facts in the Sydney Morning Herald story had been updated since I first read it and posted on it at 1AM Monday. It happens ... and I've updated my post.

Also, in defense of DMumsie, I did not take their comment as being judgemental. I would assume it was based on the fact that Irwin played with Croc's for a living, that's all.

Kendra: LOL. Mwah! xoxo

11:40 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.Dear, how sad and unfortunate

12:49 PM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad. Godspeed, croc hunter.

8:09 PM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch, Kendra I was just reporting to TW what the paper had to say. Plenty of people do that all the time when they read new things. And what's the difference if there's a name or not? Just because yours says "Kendra" doesn't mean anyone has any idea who you are. Chill out and peace to everyone whether your name is here or not, especially to the Croc Man!


5:58 AM, September 05, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

Just read that it says he actually pulled the barb out of his heart before he died. I know it is instinct to do that but a doctor on the news talking about Steve yesterday said the worst thing you can do is pull something out of your chest after it goes in because it does more damage coming out than going in. He said if something is in there, leave it and let the doctors get it out. I think in Steve's case, he had no choice unless they brought the entire stingray to the hospital and like I said, its pure instinct to pull something like that out. Such a sad time for his children but when they are older I think they will take comfort in the legacy he left behind, especially in Austrailia.

6:29 AM, September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, that so sad!

7:18 AM, September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree on the risky behavior but what a great great guy. So sad. Godspeed mate!

7:49 AM, September 05, 2006  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh this is just so sad...every time I read something else about it it makes me get tearful!! I feel so bad for his wife, children and friends who all loved him very much!

9:13 AM, September 05, 2006  

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