Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Steve Irwin

Australian naturalist and television personality Steve Irwin has been killed by a stingray during a diving expedition off the Australian coast.

Mr Irwin, 44, died after being struck in the chest by the stingray's barb while he was filming a documentary in Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

Paramedics from Cairns rushed to the scene but were unable to save him.

Mr Irwin was known for his television show The Crocodile Hunter and his work with native Australian wildlife.

Frankly speaking I am not a great fan of Steve Irwin, but I always have high regards for this guy for his daring attitude, love for wildlife and the way he made it popular among masses.

BBC News

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