Beer Monday Linkfest: RIP Steve Irwin

On this Labor Day, it's a sad day. One of TV's biggest icons, and a man who showed us nature in all her glory, Steve Irwin, died yesterday (our time)

Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.

"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin's boat at the time.

A great environmentalist and person. So, raise a stein, mateys!

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3 Responses to “Beer Monday Linkfest: RIP Steve Irwin”

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  2. Aye, mates. Here’s my lifted beer to you, Stevo! It was fun, and thanks for opening my eyes to so much beauty in the natural world! May you never run out of croc holes to explore in the great saltflats in the sky!

  3. Carl says:

    I am a fan of The Crocodile Hunter and was shocked and saddened to hear of his death on the news yesterday. I went ahead and put a memorial entry about him on my blog as well. Apparently there are a lot of fans in the blogosphere judging by all the entries about him that I’ve read today. I wish I had a job that made me passionate as he was about working. My condolences to his family, friends and coworkers at the Australia Zoo.

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