04 September 2006

RIP: Steve Irwin

Crikey! The Crocodile Hunter is dead. And it wasn't a crocodile that got him:
Friends believe he may have died instantly when struck by a stingray as he filmed a sequence for his eight-year-old daughter Bindi's new TV series.

Irwin's friend of 20 years, Ferre De Deyne said Irwin had been struck by the stingray while filming. "The stingray just happened to be swimming around and out of the blue whacked his tail at him," he said.

Quote from this article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Darren Naish has another good article here, at Tetrapod Zoology.

Edit: I was in a bit of a hurry this morning when I wrote this. It has now been straightened out a bit....

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