Today marks the day that Aussie icon, Steve Irwin, died due to a fatal accident with a stingray. Steve Irwin was a larger-than-life character, who is best known for his telly show, The Crocodile Hunter, his exuberant presenting style, khakis and the catch-phrase “Crikey!”. He was the owner of The Australian Zoo and was an extremely big supporter of environmentalism, as evidenced by the founding of Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.
When I first heard the news, I thought it was a joke. To my mind, Steve Irwin was nearly invincible. It was utterly bizarre to get the news about his death. I never met the man, but I was still slightly in shock.
My condolences to his friends and family.