Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In Memoriam - Steve Irwin

44 year old TV star and naturalist Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray. He is survived by his parents, siblings, wife Teri, daughter Bindi Sue and son Bob. The Australian was well known as the Crocodile Hunter and his apparently over the top antics with dangerous creatures while maintaining an intensely infectious enthusiasm garnered many loyal viewers.

You might hear many jokes, fond memories, criticisms, the whole gamut of reactions. However, whatever you might think of his approach you have to admit that he got lots of people interested in the natural world. Sort of the Marlin Perkins of this generation I think his loss will be felt for a long time to come.

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