Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin is Dead!

Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray at 44. That's very sad. One of Eryn's favorite videos is The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari with Steve Irwin. The very first song is "Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter..."
The coverage seems to focus quite heavily on how horrible it is to get a saw blade in your heart, and in places seems a bit inappropriate. I think the Reuters story was using the word as a section header, but it seems wrong to state:

"They have these deep serrations which tear and render the flesh as it comes out," he said.


And the AFP story:

His outspoken persona became so popular that he won a cameo role in a Hollywood movie, "Dr Dolittle 2," starring US comic actor Eddie Murphy.

without listing credits for his own movie, Crocodile Hunter, Collision Course, or for The Wiggles Safari, which probably outsold Dr. Doolittle II in the DVD market. When you consider his show was watched by 200 million people, he way outclasses Dr. Doolittle.

Our family's condolences to Bindi, Robert and Terri. Your father/husband made many in my extended family very happy over the years.


LissyJo said...

We are mourning a fellow aussie in this household as well. I am sad that Baby won't be able to watch Steve Irwin (or see him at his queensland zoo) someday.

Anonymous said...

Shock and dismay are the two emotions I feel right now. The world is a little less bright without Steve’s light burning in it. Steve’s passion for animals and conservation was infectious, and his legacy will live on through the multitudes of fans he made throughout the world. My deepest condolences and sicerest sympathies lie with Terri, Bindi, Baby Bob and the entire Irwin family, may you find peace and support from your many friends, and comfort in the fact that Steve died doing what he loved. CRIKEY Steve, why did you have to leave so soon??!! You will be sorely missed, mate, Godspeed and Rest in Peace. You are much loved.