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Old 09-04-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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The Croc Hunter's final hunt...

I was waiting for someone to post something about this, but no one has. So here we go. Steve Irwin, croc hunter died earlier on today (4th september) when a stingray got him in the heart. He was a true legend in my opinion. If anyone wants to say anything about it, this is the place.

R.I.P.
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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I heard about this earlier today.

It's just so weird.

Usually when someone dies it's like "well he was 69 years old and died last weekend" but this was like...no. He died now. Today. Just kinda out of nowhere.

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Poor guy. I never really liked his show but I have to admit that's some badass shyte that he did.
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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I'm saddened by this. The poor guy. He left behind 2 kids too, I think. Well, he went doing somthing he loved. And I'd rather go that way than just dying for some dumb reason.

I'll be tryin to play the Crocadile Hunter board game tonight
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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Yeah, I heard about this. I did a biography on him in 8th grade, so I know him from his eyes and his wife's eyes. I feel so bad for his family.


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Old 09-04-2006, 09:29 PM   #5
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It's sad... he was a very cool guy.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:50 PM   #6
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His spirit lives on
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:56 AM   #7
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Sad, and a tad ironic, Stingrays generally don't shoot to kill, if you get my meaning, it was meant to be a warning, but it got him right in the heart. Odd when you think how many Crocs he's wrestled and snakes and whatnot, only to be killed by the pussycat of the sea.

Still, he's only the third man in recorded history to be killed by one, so that's sort of a legacy.

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Old 09-05-2006, 07:19 AM   #8
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Yeah I heard that it was a really rare death. Last night on a radio show I listen to, the host was playing back an interview with him he had ages ago and it seemed really weird. It's strange to listen to him so alive and well when he's gone ...
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:37 AM   #9
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Well, I'm sure if Natty comes along here anytime soon she'll be over the moon.

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Old 09-05-2006, 12:23 PM   #10
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I'm relieved no one saw the necessity of unloading some bullshÝt like "he had it coming". He was truly an animal friend. A loss.

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Old 09-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #11
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Yeah loads of jokes about it have been going round, its just f*cking sick. It's going too far to joke about a person who was nothing but brilliant to everyone who died on the same day.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:02 PM   #12
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Still, he's only the third man in recorded history to be killed by one, so that's sort of a legacy.
Seventeenth, I believe.


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Old 09-05-2006, 02:46 PM   #13
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I'm relieved no one saw the necessity of unloading some bullshÝt like "he had it coming". He was truly an animal friend. A loss.
Well, I thought about posting something along the lines of "He had it coming.", but then I was too lazy because I couldn't care less about him and his death... *shrug*




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Old 09-05-2006, 03:16 PM   #14
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It is a shame. I found his programmes very entertaining when I was younger, and you just have to respect someone with such balls of steel. I think the danger he routinely put himself through for the sake of learning and teaching was more than most people will experience in their entire lives.

Sure, he was a bit mental, but he was a good watch. Just a shame he went so early (only 44) and won't get to see his kids grow up, and of course they won't have their father anymore.


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Old 09-06-2006, 03:48 AM   #15
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He helped a lot of animals as well, which is sort of a legacy.

And K-jo, I guess my source was wrong then (some paper can't remember which, or possibly the news).

He'll be getting a state funeral which is nice (well, as long as his family agree's to it).


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Old 09-06-2006, 06:44 AM   #16
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I feel sorry for his family.


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Old 09-06-2006, 10:14 AM   #17
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Breaking news... well, not really.

Irwins father Bob say's Steve wouldn't have wanted a state funeral as he was just an "Ordinary bloke" and would want to be remembered that way. But the final decision comes from Steve's widow, so who knows.

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