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« on: September 04, 2006, 04:49:31 AM »

Subject says it all. Still no details yet, but it's on the front page of CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 04:51:21 AM »

Another Aussie site.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20349888-2,00.html

Ugh and damn.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 04:58:52 AM »

That is sad I suppose.  I know a girl from Australia and she told me they couldnt stand him down there.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006, 05:03:29 AM »

Dangit man, a stingray barb through the chest, yikes!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, i think we all knew sometime sooner or later his luck would run out. 

Roundup all the stingrays!!!!!  Find the one with a missing barb!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 05:04:48 AM »

I suppose no one should be surprised, other than the fact that it wasn't actually a crocodile that did him in.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2006, 07:49:58 AM »

Man, he should have toned it down - had a kid not too long ago, could have just chilled out for awhile.  It's really awful, because of his family.  I feel for 'em.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2006, 10:57:07 AM »

I was hoping for some kind of april fool's joke at first, but alas, it's not even april!
Really I've seen this guy on animal planet so much I actually grew kind of fond of his work with animals and his own zoo in Australia.

Really, this makes me sad.. just something I wasn't expecting at all, why coudn't it have been one of Stiffler's BBW's instead?? We'd save a lot of the world's food, too, but instead, we lose a great guy..  icon_frown
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2006, 12:15:31 PM »

Aw man.  My kids are going to be so sad.  We used to watch him and Jeff Corwin pretty regularly a couple of years back.

Sad news.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2006, 12:36:06 PM »

My wife was really bummed when i told her this morning.  Atleast the guy died doing what he loved and felt passionate for.  Interested in seeing if Discovery Channel or Animal Planet does something special for him.  From all accounts it looks like he was an awesome human being.  His producer said he was the "worlds proudest father".  I'd like to think someone would call me that someday too smile

Really a shame frown and sad story frown
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2006, 12:42:58 PM »

He is actually survived by two children, a daughter and a son.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2006, 12:49:30 PM »

This makes me very sad. I loved the croc hunter.   crybaby
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2006, 04:07:07 PM »

Was never a big fan, but I thought the guy had an infectious passion for what he did.  I was saddened when I read the news this morning.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2006, 04:31:58 PM »

This is pretty damn sad news.  The guy was an outstanding bloke, and one of my favorite "celebrities" since he was actually accomplishing something (working for conservation & education efforts).

Sad news indeed.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2006, 04:51:59 PM »

That sucks.
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2006, 05:25:06 PM »

No doubt this is sad.  The guy really cared about the animals and about education.  Sucks.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2006, 06:23:15 PM »

That really sucks. Seemed like a nice guy and really dedicated to his work. What a shame.
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2006, 07:33:23 PM »

How sad...I guess if there's some kind of silver lining, you could say he died doing what he loved. 

RIP, Crocodile Hunter.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2006, 07:40:48 PM »

He's the same guy who took a baby into the croc pen right?   Yeah, father of the year alright.   I do think that's kind of a humiliating way for him to go out.   I mean if a 15 ft croc had ripped his arm off and he bled to death, that's hardcore.  But to be killed by an animal that pretty much NEVER kills anyone- ouch!  And he's supposed to be an animal expert.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2006, 10:50:21 PM »

Damn gameover.. show some respect for the guy. He wasn't "perfect" (who is?) and I don't think there's really any such thing as an animal expert.. anything can happen out there in the wild, anything.
He took chances for us, the film audience, capturing wildlife in all it's natural glory. Even more, he was a defender of wildlife all the way from the cobras to crocodiles.

His children are still very young and now get to grow up without a dad. This news today to say the least, saddened my entire day, so to see your comments really just bothers me.. and don't take that the wrong way, I'm not attacking you at all, I just don't like the way you worded your comments.
In my eyes this guy was a damn near hero, and I don't think anyone out there in the wildlife camp can come even close to replacing him..

I'll echo Nth Power and say RIP to a great guy, and my sympathies are definitely with his wife and young children who no longer have him in their life.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2006, 11:38:50 PM »

I honestly mean no disrespect to the guy.  It's just I get puzzled by statements about how he did so much for animals(which even if he did, he follows a LONG line of people who were doing that way before him, Wild Kingdom anyone?), AND how sad for his family people are AND what a great guy/dad he was.

Um, whose fault is it that his kids have no dad?  Whose fault is it that his wife is a widow?  Who took a baby into a croc pen, turning serious animal work into a sideshow?

The guy did some incredible things, no doubt.  He entertained Jebus knows how many people around the globe, no doubt.  But the same way Marlin Perkins let Jim Fowler do all the heavy lifting, once Irwin had kids he should have guarded his health and safety...in order for me to think he's anything more than a very successful attention whore.
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2006, 12:29:05 AM »

Quote from: gameoverman on September 04, 2006, 11:38:50 PM

I honestly mean no disrespect to the guy.  It's just I get puzzled by statements about how he did so much for animals(which even if he did, he follows a LONG line of people who were doing that way before him, Wild Kingdom anyone?), AND how sad for his family people are AND what a great guy/dad he was.

Um, whose fault is it that his kids have no dad?  Whose fault is it that his wife is a widow?  Who took a baby into a croc pen, turning serious animal work into a sideshow?

The guy did some incredible things, no doubt.  He entertained Jebus knows how many people around the globe, no doubt.  But the same way Marlin Perkins let Jim Fowler do all the heavy lifting, once Irwin had kids he should have guarded his health and safety...in order for me to think he's anything more than a very successful attention whore.

He wasn't even fucking with the stingrays, he was doing a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.  It was a freak accident.  Stingrays aren't considered agressive or anything.  Only 3 or 4 deaths by stingray have even been reported in Australian history.

Definitely putting the ASS in ASSUME.
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2006, 01:31:29 AM »

Sad news, he was a great guy and did a lot for zoos and conservation.  I remember watching some interviews with him around the time they were promoting the Croc Hunter movie.  At first I thought it was just a really lame cash-in attempt until he said that all of the profits from the movie were going to their animal conservation charity.  Not like 5% or something, 100 fucking percent of their profits.  That is pretty hardcore and very admirable. 
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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2006, 02:03:14 AM »

Quote from: gameoverman on September 04, 2006, 11:38:50 PM

honestly mean no disrespect to the guy.  It's just I get puzzled by statements about how he did so much for animals(which even if he did, he follows a LONG line of people who were doing that way before him, Wild Kingdom anyone?), AND how sad for his family people are AND what a great guy/dad he was.

Um, whose fault is it that his kids have no dad?  Whose fault is it that his wife is a widow?  Who took a baby into a croc pen, turning serious animal work into a sideshow?

The guy did some incredible things, no doubt.  He entertained Jebus knows how many people around the globe, no doubt.  But the same way Marlin Perkins let Jim Fowler do all the heavy lifting, once Irwin had kids he should have guarded his health and safety...in order for me to think he's anything more than a very successful attention whore.
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K, I call bullshit. You *DO* mean to disrespect.

The whole "baby and the croc" crap is dead. He apologized to the world for it. Try a different perspective other than your own; he was WRONG to do what he did, but he was, in fact, exposing his child to the world he lives in, much like a farmer has his kids around animals... and farm animals can be more deadly than a well-fed croc.

He did more than "entertain". He wasn't a sideshow act that did juggling. He took you along on a world of discovery outside the drywalled interiors and showed you what it was like outside. Fuck Grande Lattes; watching him help tag and release giraffes in a conservation park was a real rush. He brought nature front - and - center to the idiot-box sitting in everyone's livingroom.

Show some goddamned respect for the recently deceased. A whore indeed.  retard
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2006, 02:53:58 AM »

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Irwin's longtime friend and "Crocodile Hunter" television producer John Stainton, who had gone out to sea with Irwin on Monday, said the film of the deadly encounter was "shocking".

"I did see the footage and it's shocking," Stainton told reporters in Cairns. "It's a very hard thing to watch because you're actually witnessing somebody die ... and it's terrible.

"It shows that Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here (in the chest), and he pulled it out and the next minute he's gone," he said.


Yikes! He pulled it out himself. Geez this whole thing was just horrible.

They were showing a Steve centric couple of his shows tonight from 2000 and 2004. Got to learn some stuff you usually did'nt see that much during his show. About how emotional he got about his kids and stuff and how he would turn it all over to them like his mom and dad did him. Now he'll never get the chance. Almost been sick from this today.  crybaby
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2006, 11:53:20 AM »

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17 since 1969 if i remember reading correctly.
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2006, 12:02:57 PM »

One of the people I feel genuinally sad at his passing - so different in what can at times be a plastic world lacking emotion frown

For the record the baby in the crocodile pen as I understand it was something of a tradition for his family - he had the same thing done to him when he was a baby.

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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2006, 12:44:04 PM »

Quote from: ATB on September 05, 2006, 11:53:20 AM

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17 since 1969 if i remember reading correctly.


That was worldwide.  disgust
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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2006, 01:48:45 PM »

Quote from: Tals on September 05, 2006, 12:02:57 PM

For the record the baby in the crocodile pen as I understand it was something of a tradition for his family - he had the same thing done to him when he was a baby.

He seemed likable but slightly nutty.  I respect a lot of what he did but that's one bizarre tradition.  I can't imagine bringing my newborn baby into a pen with a predator.
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2006, 03:50:25 PM »

It's unfortunate, but I can't say I'm sad.  Maybe if I knew him personally I'd feel something, but some guy that I only see on TV?  Nah.  It's funny how fame can change people's perspectives on death.
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2006, 03:59:30 PM »

He may have been a bit unorthodox but he got the word out, kids loved him and he brought animal rights and conservation of our world to kids...and that is NOT a bad thing.

I honestly don't think he was disliked by his own country-by all reports, within hours of his death, the news broke everywhere and it hit the country like a ton of bricks....

Both his children are young..what 3 and 6?  And he was young as well.
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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2006, 06:55:05 PM »

I find this Steve Irwin quote quiet close to home for him..

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he wants is that it be filmed. If he died, he would be sad if no one
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2006, 07:05:14 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on September 05, 2006, 06:55:05 PM

I find this Steve Irwin quote quiet close to home for him..

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will ask for it. Even if he is eaten by a shark or croc, the main thing
he wants is that it be filmed. If he died, he would be sad if no one
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That about says it all, right there.
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2006, 07:40:28 PM »

Quote from: walTer on September 05, 2006, 03:59:30 PM

He may have been a bit unorthodox but he got the word out, kids loved him and he brought animal rights and conservation of our world to kids...and that is NOT a bad thing.

I honestly don't think he was disliked by his own country-by all reports, within hours of his death, the news broke everywhere and it hit the country like a ton of bricks....

Both his children are young..what 3 and 6?  And he was young as well.

Considering his country may do a state sponsored funeral, anyone that says they don't like him, is out of touch.
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2006, 08:16:49 PM »

Quote from: warning on September 05, 2006, 01:48:45 PM

Quote from: Tals on September 05, 2006, 12:02:57 PM

For the record the baby in the crocodile pen as I understand it was something of a tradition for his family - he had the same thing done to him when he was a baby.

He seemed likable but slightly nutty.  I respect a lot of what he did but that's one bizarre tradition.  I can't imagine bringing my newborn baby into a pen with a predator.

Cats and dogs are.... vegetarian? "Tame" is a subjective term. slywink

GameOverMan, that comment hardly proves your point. He's been bitten by snakes etc and he wants it on film as he's likely to die likely to live (what the f-bomb was I thinking??). The context of that comment is bad. Who knows when he said that. I'd hate to be judged by comments I made 10 years ago.
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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2006, 05:16:27 PM »

Days later and I'm still a bit bummed out. He was pretty cool, and really got to live his dream.

It was also an amazing way to die, seeing how hard it would have been to get stung by a stingray in the heart.
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« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2006, 07:04:05 PM »

Good reporting and videos on the BBC web site

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

The dad talking about his son is very moving - also stuff on Aussies reactions.

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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2006, 08:49:07 PM »

Theres a ton of stuff out there, but here is a moving YouTube video that someone i game with made.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR4MgyvFU30
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