Crocodile Hunter

September 4, 2006

Television star Steve Irwin died while diving in far north Queensland. He was stung by a stingray. Irwin was 44 year old. A documentary producer working with Irwin said at ABC that the star died doing what he loved best.

Irwin was known for his television programm ‘Crocodile Hunter’. He was a passionate conservationist and an important icon for the Australian tourism industry.

Prime minister John Howard appreciated the work Irwin was doing: “He was the genuine article, what you saw was what you got, he took risks, he enjoyed life, but he brought immense joy to millions of people, particularly to children, and it’s just such a terrible loss and I feel very distressed and I’m quite upset.”

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