posted on September 5, 2006 at 3:51 am

you couldna imagined 2 more different steves
i couldna imagine i’d be sittin here cryin’
for some stranger i’d only ever seen on the telly
so there ya go
a neu surprise every day
steve irwin
my god man
i hope youre in a heaven surrounded by serpents snakes
lizards crocs n gators n all those other beautiful creatures
that only you, of all people, could dig
you could see beyond the repulsive n fearsome veneers
n perceive the little bit of god in there
he was fast
he was brave
he was limber n lithe
he was so fucking funny
he made me proud to be the bit of aussie that i am
he was a space rocker only his instrument was the beasts
he was a poet but his words were the creatures
insert yer own silly metaphor in here
it wont bring him back…
my wifes been crying all day…
i wonder if australians here know
how much this druid was loved in the states….
oh but steve
oh steve
you pushed yer luck every day man….
people keep sayin to me
ah, its the way he woulda wanted it
but not yet steve
not yet
not this soon
a celebrity worthy of celebrity
one of the goode guys
i dunno
i feel like a permanent fixture has been wrenched from my life….
yer up there with houdini, steve
to me anyway
as a larger than life man
who did impossible things
AND
was still a lovely bloke
i wish i wish i wish i knew ya
i wish i’d met ya
you were beyond all categories
a diamond
a prince
a wizard
a true star
vale steve
im really really gonna miss ya man
s k
n. bondi 2006

71 Responses to “its a shame about the ray”

  1. avatar
    MATTDAVISON | 5 September 2006 at 4:22 am #

    I get to start this one………
    Thankyou for writing about this wonderful human Steve is an animal god now, and roams the forests and the riverbanks, the grasslands, the tidal paths, the oceans,the wetlands…and the hills.
    He is sitting there looking over the beautiful creatures like the lion king…with a heart the size of that great red rock of Australia…. A heart that I can see clearly from New Z.
    aHHHHHH…..

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    THE young relict | 5 September 2006 at 4:26 am #

    WELL SAID STEVE. WE WILL ALL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. HE WAS A DAMN GOOD MAN.

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    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 4:30 am #

    Nice comment on the croc hunter steve. The guy was so passionate about crocs and koala bears and the like. He was a one and only icon that stood up for the animals. A true legend. I hope that somehow his legacy lives on in this crazy world where very few think about how were killing the innocent guys around us. Nicely said. What a genuine kinda guy he was. He will be missed.
    Claude
    Galveston TX

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    doesntmatter | 5 September 2006 at 4:33 am #

    GO AWAY YOU FOOL FROM (LAST BLOG COMMENT 2nD FROM LAST)…HE HELPED ANIMALS AND HUMANS ALIKE “YOU DICK.
    GO AND GET A HEART”.(we do not need idiots like you at this very caring and proud blog of another Aussy great.

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    sue cee | 5 September 2006 at 4:43 am #

    oops! the comments from last blog have changed so you’re relating to mine now 2.33! And I loved him even when he annoyed the hell out of me. Its a sad sad day when a passion like that is blown out so damn early. I wept for his family… that last interview he did with his wife πŸ™

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    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 4:44 am #

    I am still in stunned disbelief…how can you not love the mans passion..I feel just sick for his family. I can hear the animals weeping.

    Rob

  7. avatar
    leelinau | 5 September 2006 at 4:50 am #

    Quite a shock…

    Prayers and thoughts to the loved ones left behind.

  8. avatar
    Letango | 5 September 2006 at 4:54 am #

    Oh, dear SK, I can’t tell you how glad I was to read your blog today. I heard the news on NPR while waiting for my son to come out of a store. My jaw dropped, my heart sank, and I let out a wail and then sorrowful sighs. I feared, I’m not sure why, your blog might include some derogatory cynical comment about the crocodile hunter.

    I know there are many who made fun of him. I didn’t have cable so I didn’t see his shows, but I did see an episode and an interview or two and what came through was his LOVE…

    Love for the animals (all of em); Love for his parents, for their dream, his dreams; Love for his wife (from all accounts of their meeting and courting sounded like they were soulmates, the real deal) and especially, love for his children.

    I feel so sorry for his wife and kids.
    I’m sure she expected to live out a whole long life with him. Their son, shy of three, what will he remember of him? So fucking Sad.

    Steve Irwin was a bright light. He was true and I love him for it. One more down– it makes my heart so sick. I hope there’s another to take up the cause. He was a wild warrior. He once said he can make himself look sexy to animals; bet he’s working his charm right now over there…

    All I can think is… peace
    All I pray for is… hope

  9. avatar
    syrinx | 5 September 2006 at 4:59 am #

    @ Rob

    “I can hear the animals weeping.”

    Perfect, man. <3

  10. avatar
    mattd | 5 September 2006 at 5:08 am #

    sorry beautiful Sue. I didde mean you.x

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    bionaut | 5 September 2006 at 5:15 am #

    i wish i wish i wish you knew me
    so you could write my obit
    or speak at my funeral
    in your unique way

    beautiful words

  12. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 5 September 2006 at 5:21 am #

    right back at ya mate, thanks for the time being…
    Steve Irwin

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    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 5:35 am #

    Such a gregarious guy and one could not be sad when watching him on his stage.

    He’ll be missed, but not forgotten.

    Brian

  14. avatar
    mandn | 5 September 2006 at 5:37 am #

    it’s always sad when someone dies.
    do you think it’s an accurate measure of someone’s life as to how many people mourn you?

    Steve Irwin was indeed a cool guy and we loved him here in the US.
    He was fun and goofy and he made learning fun for everyone, even if we thought he was a bit off his nut.

    no one can replace him and no one will

    xo
    Mary

  15. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 5 September 2006 at 5:38 am #

    Lovely blog Steve. Yes, Steve Irwin is indeed adored in the States. It was my mum who started me watching him many years ago. I’ve never seen anyone with so much insane energy. I’ve been crying on and off all day for him and his dear family. Your words are comforting. Thanks for writing about him.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  16. avatar
    mel | 5 September 2006 at 5:58 am #

    Yes! We aussies know how much he was loved in the states and proud of that.

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    Belfrank | 5 September 2006 at 6:05 am #

    Yep Killa.
    You summed it up.
    Guys like that don’t come along too often and when they do they ususally don’t get the international celebrity that his love of life and nature created.
    I never thought I cared about the guy so much until I heard he was gone. Then Bam – you read the news and think – no – he’s not meant to go that young. He was a crazy yet smart and deeply funny and charismatic guy. How could the thought of him not make you smile. I never hear the word Crikey without thinking of him. Like Grant and Hessie – brilliant, talented loveable Aussies that the world will miss and treasure the memory of. Who’s going to fill that void? Not any pop star or Movie star that’s for sure.
    On your side SK.
    Crikey RIP

    Belfy
    Boston

  18. avatar
    captainmission | 5 September 2006 at 6:33 am #

    as i wandered through the US and canada in the year 2001 people when they found out i was an australian always mentioned ‘the croc hunter.’
    they would get real enthusiastic and start talking about this guy i had never heard off. steve irwin. i would admit not knowing who he was.
    years later when he was big in australia i realised who he was the guy everyone spoke about overseas, and it was instant respect and love for the man and his passion, for his enthusiasm and commitment, for his being so real, for getting all the kids into the animal kingdom, for being braver that i could ever be, for saying what he wanted to say, and for being a decent kinda guy .
    when i heard the news i wept to, cos in an age where it’s getting harder and harder to find people you can respect despite their celeb. status, steve irwin was the kind of guy i’d feel good about, he was amazing and made me feel good about australia.

  19. avatar
    fergal | 5 September 2006 at 7:18 am #

    CRIKEY!
    ~

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 7:34 am #

    I can’t believe he died like that. It’s so sad, I cried too.
    I just hope the people he worked with, his wife, and kids in the future will continue what he started.

    Love
    Amanda

  21. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 5 September 2006 at 7:41 am #

    I can only second what everyone else here has said, including you, sk. He had such amazing passion and a pure heart. I too didn’t know how much a fixture he was in my life as well until my wife told me this morning, “oh my god tony, turn on the news…”. Thanks for the joy, Steve Irwin, it got through to me. My prayers are with his family.

  22. avatar
    Padders | 5 September 2006 at 7:43 am #

    He’s made the front page of every newspaper here in the UK too. We loved him!

    A guy who connected with everyone who every watched him. Who’s honest, open and passionate approach to his work made everyone feel like they knew him. Who put his life on the line for the things he beleived in. Who educated tens of millions.

    Legend

  23. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 5 September 2006 at 7:52 am #

    kids loved him ,…their eyes would light up for his passion ,..so young….perspective…

    prayers for his lovely wife and children,…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 8:36 am #

    thanks for the beautiful tribute to steve irwin
    you have his same shining light

  25. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 5 September 2006 at 8:37 am #

    Thanks Steve, for your beautiful words.

    As I went to re-read my last comments post….the very next entry informed me of SI’s passing.

    Man, I just sat in my chair shaking.

    I didn’t know him either….yet I reckon he gave us more of himself than most of us ever give each other.

    He was a Star.

    RIP Sweet Jungle Poet

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 8:52 am #

    Steve Irwin will be sadly missed, never met him but felt I knew him !…Good family values etc…Why do some of the kindest, happiest & brilliant people die young. I cried too…CROCS RULE !!
    RIP
    DI xx

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 9:04 am #

    I lost my fiance to cancer two years ago and whilst it was expected it was still very difficult when she did pass away. I can’t begin to imagine what his wife is going through, given that he went in a flash.

    Was never really taken by him but after reading your blog and the comments I realised there were some things about him that I liked. As a personality I couldn’t stand him, as a conservationist I respect and admire him. By 44 he achieved more than most do in a lifetime.

    He made it OK to say “crikey”. His kids will be OK eventually because of their mothers care – but spare a thought for his wife.

    Thanks Steve for your blogge today

    Celticat

  28. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 5 September 2006 at 9:46 am #

    Your beautiful words have driven me to tears. I keep thinking about his wife and young children and how hard it will be for them. So much pain and sorrow.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 9:59 am #

    What a pity Germaine Greer doesn’t agree…

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    (('{~_~}')) | 5 September 2006 at 10:04 am #

    12.48am – Crikey reader Kayt Davies writes: β€œIt’s Monday night and my teenager is talking to his friends on msn, he’s connected to about 200 kids, and their respective networks spread wider. Someone suggested putting little reptile emot-icons in their screen names as a mark of respect for Steve. First one, then two followed, then fifteen, and up to fifty in minutes, soon almost all. I wonder how fast this is spreading through the innumerable other branches of Australia’s kids msn chat networks, how many kids will add a reptile to their name as a salute, in their language, to someone they respect.”

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 10:18 am #

    If only the Steves could have done “Reptile” together.

  32. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 5 September 2006 at 11:46 am #

    We all drank Foster’s beer last night in honor of ‘im. It’s so sad.

  33. avatar
    lee | 5 September 2006 at 11:51 am #

    He’s the kind of bloke you’d picture with his great-grandchildren on his knee telling them tales. But in his case the stories would’ve all been true.A thing like this makes you feel upended or something for a while.

  34. avatar
    tokin'jester | 5 September 2006 at 12:07 pm #

    Animalia has lost it’s most enthusiastic voice. The tears we’ve shed aren’t crocodilian.

  35. avatar
    nickfiction | 5 September 2006 at 12:15 pm #

    If anyone watches late nite tv. They ‘d agree that Johnny depp is sure very charming and wow look at the chia pet growing on bruce willis’ head……. But a true comedian and once in a lifetime funny guy always outshined them. It was Steve Irwin. He wasnt a comedian or actor, but he was more entertaining than them all. I will miss that guy alot . I mean alot . It hurts my guts to think I’ll never see a new show on tv where hes bursting with enthusiam for life…. miss ya dude……

  36. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 5 September 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    i remember once being a child wading through shallow clear water down the victorian coastline, frills of glinting light rippling warm and beautiful in the sun, across my feet as i walked
    just a few inches deep
    totally relaxed
    when a huge golden patch of sand shook itself a foot in front of me beside me
    and casually rippled off elsewhere
    the fear shot from my cerebrum to my coccyx
    a lance of cold, delicious wonder
    and i stood motionless
    disbelieving
    tasting my luck in my mouth

  37. avatar
    restaurant mark | 5 September 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    i remember the first time i saw him on tv…i thought, who is this guy??? he’s insane, right? a terrible shame. you’re right steve, he was one of the good guys. and damn entertaining too. he’ll be missed. keep his family in your thoughts.
    mark

  38. avatar
    Belfrank | 5 September 2006 at 1:51 pm #

    Germaine Greer is indeed a callous wench!
    I’m sure all told the guy’s work did more to enhance the quality of life and respect for animals in the wild.
    She should know better than to be so insensitive so close to the event – if she really must ever.
    Belfy

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 2:05 pm #

    Steve Irwin is an ICon, and loved all over the world, but one would have to play the odds and figure that eventually his luck would turn bad with all the crazy shit he did…..

    florian

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    JJ | 5 September 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    His enthusiasm and passion for the natural world, and the richness of the creatures inhabiting it, was infectious and genuine. I watched his show on Discovery Channel here in the states – he was quite the inadvertent celebrity in the US, came to Zoo Atlanta in 2002. He was just an engaging personality; sorry to hear the news yesterday. My best to his widow and children.

    He had a heart like a Blue Whale.

    JJ

  41. avatar
    Renee | 5 September 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    we just don’t know what each day holds for us
    in an instant it can be all over

    i really feel terrible for his wife and children

    he will be missed around the world
    he was an ambassador australia should feel proud to call their own

  42. avatar
    lizardlizard81 | 5 September 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    Thank you for writing about this… I was hoping you would.

    My mom sent me an email yesterday with just the words ‘I can’t believe this’ and a link. I knew it had to be that someone had died — no instant thought of World War III or some other global tragedy or something — but knew instantly someone was dead. I never thought it would be him.

    Poor Croc-Steve. His poor family. Poor kids. Poor wife. I don’t know what I would do if it were me in the same situation.

    All yesterday, I was wondering what it would be like: last time to wake up, last time to kiss the wife & kiddies, last time to stare around the world in wonder & savor the day — and savor he did, if only we all could enjoy things with the vigor he seemed to have.

    ;-(

    Poor us, poor world w/o him.
    ~Liz

  43. avatar
    secretBeatinMichigan | 5 September 2006 at 3:04 pm #

    SK-

    A very nice blog. Though I was not able to see his shows and though he was a little goofy (part of the act methinks – but he was funny) I was very sad when hearing about Steve Irwin. I still am. I realized that he was the type of guy you never even associated with the possibility of dying (at least I never did). A tragedy – and with his family involved an even more bitter tragedy – but how long could their happiness have been if he took a desk job and played “Safe Family Man” ?

    But the guts the guy had – the way he chose to live life – a fairly good chance he never even knew how he was so different, he just did it – man, the guy celebrated life all his own – a tragedy but how different would he have wanted it?

    Thanks for writing about this, SK.

  44. avatar
    ambnt1 | 5 September 2006 at 3:53 pm #

    Steven,

    I was wondering if you’d write about this, and glad you did, and that you expressed so much respect for him. Despite the criticisms of him for his mistakes, no one should doubt his greatness. I’m glad you didn’t, either. The thing that is so shocking (at least for me) is the way it happened. When I read the headline, I was thinking “Uh oh, bit by a Fierce snake, Black Mamba, or Crate.” Such a freak accident, no one’s ever been killed by a stingray from what I hear. God it’s sort of ironic in a tragic way, that he cheated death so many times and it finally caught up to him. Especially the “spear through the heart” metaphor. It’s a strange, strange world. Well again, thanks for the heartfelt words.

    –Chris

  45. avatar
    ambnt1 | 5 September 2006 at 3:53 pm #

    Steven,

    I was wondering if you’d write about this, and glad you did, and that you expressed so much respect for him. Despite the criticisms of him for his mistakes, no one should doubt his greatness. I’m glad you didn’t, either. The thing that is so shocking (at least for me) is the way it happened. When I read the headline, I was thinking “Uh oh, bit by a Fierce snake, Black Mamba, or Crate.” Such a freak accident, no one’s ever been killed by a stingray from what I hear. God it’s sort of ironic in a tragic way, that he cheated death so many times and it finally caught up to him. Especially the “spear through the heart” metaphor. It’s a strange, strange world. Well again, thanks for the heartfelt words.

    –Chris

  46. avatar
    ambnt1 | 5 September 2006 at 3:55 pm #

    Steven,

    I was wondering if you’d write about this, and glad you did, and that you expressed so much respect for him. Despite the criticisms of him for his mistakes, no one should doubt his greatness. I’m glad you didn’t, either. The thing that is so shocking (at least for me) is the way it happened. When I read the headline, I was thinking “Uh oh, bit by a Fierce snake, Black Mamba, or Crate.” Such a freak accident, no one’s ever been killed by a stingray from what I hear. God it’s sort of ironic in a tragic way, that he cheated death so many times and it finally caught up to him. Especially the “spear through the heart” metaphor. It’s a strange, strange world. Well again, thanks for the heartfelt words.

    –Chris

  47. avatar
    ambnt1 | 5 September 2006 at 3:55 pm #

    Steven,

    I was wondering if you’d write about this, and glad you did, and that you expressed so much respect for him. Despite the criticisms of him for his mistakes, no one should doubt his greatness. I’m glad you didn’t, either. The thing that is so shocking (at least for me) is the way it happened. When I read the headline, I was thinking “Uh oh, bit by a Fierce snake, Black Mamba, or Crate.” Such a freak accident, no one’s ever been killed by a stingray from what I hear. God it’s sort of ironic in a tragic way, that he cheated death so many times and it finally caught up to him. Especially the “spear through the heart” metaphor. It’s a strange, strange world. Well again, thanks for the heartfelt words.

    –Chris

  48. avatar
    stealthblue | 5 September 2006 at 3:58 pm #

    Good one, Steve. That was spot on and beautiful. Yes, he was very loved here in the states. I rememember the first time I saw his show. I thought…that guy looks like a blast to hang out with, plus he was just fucking funny. But he knew what he was talking about. Growing up in the “fearsome” southwestern desert in Arizona, I encountered many a “deadly” creature. I have held my fair share of lizards and snakes, even a tarantula here and there. There were times when it was necessary, and others not, but it was a way of actually studying and loving nature. Now, I don’t believe that I will be wrestling any crocs or anything like that, but I think I kind of knew what he felt for all of Gods creatures, even the ferocious and “not-so-pretty”. We learned to adapt and respect them and their environment, well some of us did anyway, thanks to people like him. Despite his antics and laughs, he was indeed very knowledgeable and truly enjoyed his work. He can honestly say that he died doing what he loved, and for that alone I respect him, any many others as well; like the way he loved his family and friends. You could just tell, he was a righteous dude! I pray for his family, for all of us, and the world as we mourn one Steve Irwin. SK, thank you for touching words.
    Peace to all,
    Ben V.

  49. avatar
    verdelay | 5 September 2006 at 4:02 pm #

    Steve Irwin made a living out of approaching and provoking wild animals in their natural habitat and now a wild animal has killed him in self defence.

    This is a tragedy, pure and simple.

    A very human tragedy, no? Perhaps that’s why his death shocks us all so deeply.

    We are not inviolate.

    May all departing souls go in peace.

  50. avatar
    veleska1970 | 5 September 2006 at 4:14 pm #

    i remember the first time i saw steve irwin on tv~~he was what appeared to me trying to provoke a snake that was in a ditch. i thought “who is this crazy nut??” but, he was interesting and funny, and i kept watching, and have been watching for about 12 years now.

    and then there it was on the front page of the paper yesterday. i was heartbroken.

    i know it has been said before, but at least steve went out doing what he loved. there are very very few of us that can say that.

    he will be deeply missed. he was one of a kind.

  51. avatar
    Noel Christian | 5 September 2006 at 5:01 pm #

    The true acid test of celebrities (for me) is this:

    Is this person someone you would really want to know?

    I thought about Steve I. and decided YES. His passion was real and he was a good teacher.

    He will be missed by us, but the real tragedy is his family’s.

  52. avatar
    Gareth,Notts | 5 September 2006 at 5:10 pm #

    ditto,bionaut,3.15pm!SK,couldn’t agree more & most definitely couldn’t have said it better myself,and will probably be more missed than princess di!

  53. avatar
    biggle boggle | 5 September 2006 at 5:35 pm #

    Well said, Steve. People who criticize Irwin’s antics should remember that he was a conservationist who used TV’s platform to further real, ethical goals.

    RIP, mate.

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 5:56 pm #

    ‘its a shame about the ray’??????????????? – what on earth were you thinking

    my 8 year old is quite touched by this, kids liked him. he was a hilarious over-the-top aussie caricature who could be easily imitated which made him pretty popular in the school playgrounds. no doubt some educational aspect also slipped in there.

    sadly & shocked-ly – pip

  55. avatar
    davem | 5 September 2006 at 7:05 pm #

    Sad news indeed.
    I can’t say I’d seen much of him other than snippets.
    It’s clear from the outpouring of grief across the world that the chap was much loved & will be sorely missed.
    It’s been touching to read the comments of all you lovely & compassionate TTB fiends.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  56. avatar
    davem | 5 September 2006 at 7:08 pm #

    Oh and I hope you’re getting over the ‘flu, Sue!!

    Dave M

  57. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 5 September 2006 at 7:11 pm #

    Thanks for taking time out and writing about S.I.
    We took his departure pretty hard, I feel better in finding solice here.
    Still stunned and hurting for Terry, Bindi, Baby Bob, Dad Bob and all the folx at the Zoo.
    CPE

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 8:49 pm #

    What a good soul
    made me feel happy bout
    how people relate to animales once again..
    thanks for the goodness and bravery in dealing with these
    magical and ancient beasts of god
    I wish your family the best matey
    you will be missed
    bless yu SI.

    cheers sk yu know the good stuff brother
    jaime r………….

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    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 8:57 pm #

    “I’ve just sat on a rattlesnake…” whilst looking for rattlers in Virginia. He sat down and one crawled between his legs. His reaction: “I almost died there! Fantastic!”

    Top bloke. I always imagined him eventually being eaten by a croc, and still talking to the camera “this feisty little fella is eating me alive… fantastic!”

    Boy D

  60. avatar
    CSTCoach | 5 September 2006 at 9:22 pm #

    Very sad. I really admire people like steve, who go their own way, blaze their own trail, and live by their convictions. The world is a better place for such people having lived.

    apart from his contributions to conservation, think about all the kids whose interest he sparked, who he turned on to a larger, deeper world. Such a spark can completely change a life. Those rare people who can pass on such sparks are special indeed.

    ryan

  61. avatar
    stealthblue | 5 September 2006 at 9:50 pm #

    Very true, Coach. Thank God for people like him that really inspire. Hopefully many young people will do the same in their own way. Maybe more care and realizations for the environment will set in…little by little. I learned a lot from that fella actually. Anyway, cheers to you all…

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 September 2006 at 9:58 pm #

    Thank you so much for your kindness and empathy, Steve.

    Steve Irwin was the rarest of the rare: a human being who unashamedly and unapologetically showed the world his true self, and loved with his whole heart. I’ll miss his sense of wonder, his passion, and his infectious enthusiasm. The world of wildlife conservation has lost one of its strongest advocates.

    I can’t stop thinking about his family, especially Bindi, who was so utterly and completely her daddy’s girl.

    Jill

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 September 2006 at 12:11 am #

    There is no doubt that SI is off to much bigger and better things.

    Heaven never gunna be the same with him up there.

    Whata life – His family will miss him but were so damn lucky to have him in their lives to start with.

    Pierre

    See you on the 14th Steve

    4th row baby!!!

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 September 2006 at 12:44 am #

    Hey sk
    guess what?
    i just found out that
    there is a Vedanta temple in Sydney
    get this, it is off of 85 Bland & Church st./Ashfield
    so there you go my dear sk.. tis fate…
    you can swim with the whales when your in town..
    http://www.vedantasydney.org/index.htm
    blessings..

    jaime r…

  65. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 September 2006 at 12:50 am #

    I read Steve’s blog this morning and couldn’t believe it. Started linking to other news stories and such, getting specifics. Eventually I had to go off to work. All day thinking about it. About Steve Irwin’s family, his reverence for life. And I got mad. So angery at everything. That once in such a long while a soul is touched with something special to do or to say. And that they can inadvertently be ripped away, far to early. That the light burns so bright but for only a brief time. Sometimes I wonder if the very good souls fullfil their destiny if they get called back home early. I don’t think Steve Irwin would have wanted to go. We all lost someone special today. Love to all.
    Brad

  66. avatar
    mattdavison | 6 September 2006 at 1:43 am #

    Verdelay….I didde think you were a dick!! Steve never provoked animals.And If you paid attention to the newz you would know that IT WAS A COMPLETE ACCIDENT..Stingrays frequent 2 mins from where I live and I view them often, it may have just made a quick turn in the water… No doubt the Ray realises his mistake and is now in morning as well…… S.I helped save the bloody things habitat by conserving the Great Barrier Reef….And personally gave over half a million dollars to the North Queensland reef clean up..
    Please be Informed my friend.

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    mike a | 6 September 2006 at 1:52 am #

    “I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.”

    – Steve Irwin, host of Animal Planet’s The Crocodile Hunter

    He will be sadly missed, a big loss for animals and preservation.

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    mattdavison | 6 September 2006 at 1:55 am #

    Oh and on other business……

    (The Choich)

    LETS ALL TALK ABOUT MUSIC.
    What songs mean special things to us?? With more albums out there than nearly any band on the planet, do we love.IS IT
    DAY5
    almost with u
    maya
    buffalo
    texas moon
    Russian Autum Heart
    as you will.Mmmmm
    Fly
    Telepath(my fav)
    two places at once(another)
    Constant and Opal
    Comedown
    Columbus
    (could make a nice set
    list so far eh!
    destination
    tear it all…
    metrop..
    fog
    feel
    ……and on we go
    lets talk about the CHURCH.

    lOVE YOU ALL..
    skilb) I GOTTA KNOW ABOUT AUCKLAND..Need to book travel otherwise!!!

  69. avatar
    eek | 6 September 2006 at 2:08 am #

    Such sad and shocking news. He always seemed so full of life it hasn’t quite sunk in that he is dead. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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    DJK082067 | 6 September 2006 at 12:42 pm #

    SK,

    I am remorseful for the passing of the “Croc Hunter”. I feel for his family and friends he has left behind. He chose that life, one filled w/ thrills and dangers…and eventually got the best of him. As many people do. Thrill seeking and educating walk a fine line. I beleive he may have crossed it one to many times. I remember the image of him feeding a croc while holding his baby. I could not beleive what I was seeing and thought the man had lost his mind. Not knowing him to well…I beleive he always thought he was slightly in danger, yet some how safe. Risks we take in life have differnt outcomes and it is sad his turned out that way.
    RIP.
    DJK082067

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    Anonymous | 6 September 2006 at 7:03 pm #

    I miss steve irwin too. He brought nature to the millions. He is missed greatly by me personally. He really cared about the creatures of this world. He was in tune with it all, but one just didnt understand him, and thats ok. Thats the nature of things. He died doing what he loved, and i hope there is another like him one day, to carry on the knowledge of this great habitat of a world.
    -Allen
    Galveston TX


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