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croc man is dead
the Croc man is dead...

"Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has been killed in a stingray attack near Cairns on Australia's far north coast.
It was believed Irwin had been swimming off the coast of Cairns when he was stung.

"It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest," Brisbane's Courier Mail reported this afternoon.

Irwin was best known for his documentary series "The Crocodile Hunter".

He was born in Victoria and found his love of animals after following in his father's footsteps, volunteering his services to the Queensland Government's East Coast Crocodile Management program.

He spent years living on his own in the mosquito infested creeks, rivers and mangroves of North Queensland, catching huge crocodiles single-handed.

In June 1992, he married American Terri Raines after they met when she visited Irwin's Australia Zoo.

The 44-year-old is survived by his wife and two children, Bindi and Robert. "
from yahoo
I just heard... shocking news!!!

It's pretty tragic and unfortunate... Sad
Incredible - at least he died doing what he loved.
Canon stuff.
A great Australian and will be sadly missed by us all.
Wow - news to me. Sad
Canon 50D.
Heard this on the radio in the car this morning, shame for his wife & kids.
Just shows, you should live every moment like it were your last.
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He certainly did that while he was alive!

so sad.
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Sad, I enjoyed his shows.

/Paul L.
Strives to make photos instead of taking them...
He was / is my fav. I am sad to hear the news . I have to agree though , at least he died doing something that he truely loved . Sad

......... Shawn
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It is our job as photographers to show people what they saw but didnt realize they saw it ......
I just heard this report on CBC. My condolences to his family, and all of this friends, fans, and crew. • @matthewpiers | | @thewsreviews •
Too young. Terrible news.
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My friends and my wife and I were talking about him this weekend. Sad for a young fellow, 44 it said, and the latest report I heard was he was swimming over the ray, when it shot the barb into his chest, and pierced his heart.
Condolences to his family.
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this just blew me away.......thoughts go out to his family.

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