View Full Version : Steve "The Croc Hunter" Irwin killed by stingray

09-03-2006, 10:32 PM

I certainly feel for his friends and family, it's quite apparent he was very close to them.

RIP Steve

09-04-2006, 02:11 AM
Man, i heard..
I watched quite a few doc's by him and his wife,
sometimes with tense muscles, as he took risks
with deadly snakes or huge crocs, i guess he
miscalculated the instincts of a sea animal..?
feel very sorry for his wife and kids..

09-04-2006, 02:57 AM
Pretty bad..

Well he and his family probably knew about the great risks he always took.. Nevertheless pretty bad.

09-04-2006, 03:00 AM
He did take tons of foolish chances, but 44 is too young for any human.

09-04-2006, 03:27 AM
He died doing what he loved.

And he never hurt any creature...

People are quick to criticise him without realise exactly what he has done.

09-04-2006, 03:49 AM
that's really sad ... he was a cool guy.

09-04-2006, 04:16 AM
The guy was never going to die of old age, but I didn't expect him to die so early. After working with who-knows-how-many crocodiles, all more than capable of snapping him in half, he was killed b a stingray. RIP Steve.

09-04-2006, 07:28 AM

09-04-2006, 08:41 AM
i thought this kind of thing would have eventually come to him. i always thought he would die from a snakebite or something. but a stringray barb in the heart? i rarely ever see him exploring the ocean. maybe he just didn't know enough. i'm not sure..but it's a great loss.

but, yes, atleast he did die doing what he loved. and that's good. can't say i ever thought we die from old age or cancer or anything like that.

09-04-2006, 09:35 AM
this is such a terrible shame. i loved watching that guy do what he loved. at least he died doing what he loved, but many will miss him, i know i certainly will. rip steve.

09-04-2006, 10:09 AM
Man, I used to be so glued to the TV when his show was on and when I read the article just now......... it was a real shock but anyway

09-04-2006, 10:59 AM
R.i.p Steve Irwin,
He Inspired Many And Will Continue To Do So!!!!!!!

09-04-2006, 12:55 PM
There was a thread about this on the Drummerworld forums, so sad news. Steve was a true superhero and did so much for the animals and nature...

R.I.P. Steve Irwin.

09-04-2006, 02:28 PM
Rest in peace, mate. My prayers to his family and friends.

09-04-2006, 08:24 PM
R.I.P. Steve Irwin, a man who loved life, his family and his work.

A great loss.

09-05-2006, 05:04 AM
RIP mayt!

09-05-2006, 05:07 AM
woah!...the incedent was recorded.

09-05-2006, 08:41 AM
I heard about this on Sunday. I was completely shocked.

I sometimes bug Virgil and say "CRIKEY!" when I hear a sick drum lick from his end. I know that some aussies weren't too proud to call Steve an aussie, but everyone around the world knows they lost an icon. Very sad.


09-05-2006, 12:35 PM
i don't have words tho express my grief R.I.P steve R.I.P

09-05-2006, 04:14 PM
I think Steve's death was tragic but I do feel that making show business
out of invading dangerous animals space is what he built his career on
and I think that trying to impress on camera cost him his life.
Basically it was profitable but foolish and I will say that he had it
coming. Here is a lesson for us all.

Dangerous animals should always be treated with respect and although
Steve did an enormous amount for conservation it is clear to me that
his disrespect cost him his life. Don't mess with dangerous animals
cos they will "bite back". Great fun to see people messing with these
beasts but who is laughing now.

Sir David Attenborough ( living Planet, Life in the Freezer etc..) has the right
Idea. People should not need clowning around to be attracted to nature.

My 2 cents.

09-05-2006, 07:35 PM
He never killed or hunted any creatures. He gave us knowledge to the unknown. You could argue some things are better left untouched, but without that knowledge no one would have a clue about what these creatures of nature are all about. I bet now the stingray petting zoos will stop before someone loses their life to one. He gave us so much. So much we needed to know and only he could provide us. He was one of a kind.

Kinetic drummer
09-06-2006, 03:40 PM
so freaking sad. :(

09-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Steve lived 9 lives. Many of us would
be content with one of those.

He touched my family, for sure. My son
and I will never be the same because of
him. I am not understating that.

He died doing what he loved most and if
you think about that, it could not have
been better for him. He was a gift.

RIP, Steve.

09-07-2006, 12:00 PM
im going to say something that has been said over and over again, steve was one cool guy, and a loving family man.
god bless mate