Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter, has been killed in an encounter with a Stingray off the coast of Queensland, Australia whilst filming a documentary. News reports say he was stung either through his heart or through the left side of his chest causing heart failure.
Irwin is survived by his wife and colleague, Terri and their two young children, Bindi, 8 and Robert (Bob), 3.
More than just an outlandish stuntman, Steve was a true environmentalist and wildlife conservationist. Ever an ambassador for Australia, the Australian Tourism Export Council says the industry is in a state of shock.
Steve, you will be sorely missed, not just for theÃ‚Â entertainment you provided, but also the enlightenment you gave to many thousands of people.