Isn't is so ironic that Steve Irwin gets killed by a stingray?
But nothing happened when he was around dangerous crocodiles and poisenous snakes. I'm so shocked and sad. His death was unexpected. R.I.P. Crocodile Hunter
- ALv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Rest in peace dude. We love u.
- JVHawai'iLv 71 decade ago
Ironic would be death by disease from wrestling with a crocodile, death by Stingray is simply tragic since it is merely an extension of Steve Irwin's apparently inexhaustible quest for danger. Steve's need to get up close & personal - - - what would have been ironic would for Steve to have lived to be seventy and then to croak of a heart attack while wrestling an equally elderly crocodile on The Late Show before millions of viewers. In an odd sense, no offence, Irwin's Death was not Unexpected, an odd testimonial to his refusal to play it safe to take the easy way out - - - to merely narrate while his handlers did the up close work. Peace.
- J-Kidd "07"Lv 41 decade ago
What's up with your name!
- OklahomanLv 61 decade ago
His death was unexpected but inevitable. The guy was a little too prideful; that is what killed him.
It is sad but true.
My prayers and sympathies go out to Irwin's family and all of Austrailia.
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- brinlarrrLv 51 decade ago
no not ironic at all
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The underwater video footage of Steve Irwin's death after he was speared in the chest by a stingray was "shocking" his manager reportedly said today.
John Stainton told reporters the footage, which he had handed to police, was the worst thing he had ever seen, Sydney's 2GB radio reported this morning.
"I have seen the footage and it's shocking," Mr Stainton said.
"It's a very hard thing to watch because you're watching somebody die and it's terrible."
Crickey fund announced
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's conservation work would continue despite his death yesterday, a close friend said today.
The executive director of Irwin's Australia Zoo at Beerwah, near Queensland's Sunshine Coast, pledged today that Irwin's work to protect wildlife would go on.
"We have an obligation now to do more, and through his legacy we hope more Australians and more people around the world will get into conservation," Michael Hornby told Channel Nine's Today program.
"Things like the culling of wildlife, which Steve was very passionate (against). That has to stop. We've got to create safer habitats. we've got to carry on the mantle."
Irwin made a great contribution to the conservation movement around the world, Mr Hornby said.
"I don't think we'll ever come to grips with his impact," Mr Hornby said.
"It's not just the direct stuff, the land that he has purchased to create habitats, the money he has invested, the motivation that he has provided so many people.
"But it's because of him that other people have now taken up a career or taken up a passion in conservation, and he has directly influenced them, and hopefully many, many people to come.
Irwin was also a great friend, he said.
"He's a lovely guy, you know. If you didn't know him, he kind of polarised, I guess, some people. You know, the tall poppy syndrome; but as a person, so genuine," Mr Hornby said.
"What you saw on TV was how he was as a guy - always up, always motivated always inspiring, but always there for you."
Earlier today, the American TV company that made the Crocodile Hunter a household name in the US -- Discovery Networks, which owns the Discovery and Animal Planet channels -- announced it will continue Irwin's legacy with the creation of the Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Fund, nicknamed The Crikey Fund.
The fund will "honour Steve's passion and exuberance for conservation and the animal kingdom" and will fund programs around the world.
It will also aid Irwin's Australia Zoo as well as provide educational support for his two young children.
State funeral offer
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie says Irwin will get a state funeral if that's what his family wants .
Mr Beattie today said Irwin put Australia on the world map.
"He will be remembered as not just a great Queenslander, but a great Australian," Mr Beattie told Channel Seven.
"Whenever I travel overseas, particularly to countries like the United States, he was certainly the most well known Australian.
"People didn't know who our prime minister was, or who our premiers are, but they certainly know Steve Irwin."
Asked if his government would honour Irwin with a state funeral, Mr Beattie replied: "We will honour Steve Irwin in whatever way his family wants."
But first it was important to let his wife Terry and two young children, who recently returned to Queensland from Tasmania, deal with the tragedy, he said.
"Our first thoughts have to be with Terry and the children and I don't want to say or do anything that will make their grief worse because they are a wonderful family," Mr Beattie said.
"We will approach the family and we would obviously be keen to honour him in some sort of way from the Queensland government point of view, from the state's point of view, but we would only do that with the family's approval.
"They have to deal with this terrible news which has shocked everyone."
- with AAP
- butterfliesRfreeLv 71 decade ago
Yes - he was awesome and taught everyone to "respect" these "critters" (using that word to replace all the animals he loved). I am really surprised that it was a stringray though. I had a feeling it would be some sort of animal that did him in but never thinking a stringray. It was definitely his time. He was well respected and deserves it. He taught a lot of people to respect lives.
- 1 decade ago
I thought for sure that he would be eaten by a crocodile or bitten by a poisonous snake. To hear that he went from a fish??? That's not ironic...I'd say it was bad karma!!!
- 1 decade ago
Very ironic, yes, though I expected something like that would happen sooner or later, he was taking always so many risks. It's sad he died, but I find it even worse for his children who are so young and now fatherless...
- ♪♫jessy♫♪Lv 41 decade ago
Did you know only 3 people in australia have been killed by a sting ray? it wouldnt have killed him if he wasnt struck in the heart. Also, his friend pulled it out, and i think thats what killed him, basically 'uncorking' it
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i always though he would get killed doing what he does. but not by a stingray. rip steve.