Monday, September 04, 2006 - Irwin died 'doing what he loved' - Sep 4, 2006 - Irwin died 'doing what he loved' - Sep 4, 2006:
"SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Tributes from around the world are flowing in for Steve Irwin, the enthusiastic Australian "Crocodile Hunter" who enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures.

Irwin died Monday morning after being attacked by a stingray while shooting a TV program off Australia's north coast. ..."
I saw this linked on The Western Geologist this afternoon, and when I checked I noticed that there were over 1600 articles worldwide telling the story of this remarkable man.

Another good account of Steve Irwin's life and work is found in Death of a Crocodile Hunter, published online by Time Magazine.

My family became acquainted with the Crocodile Hunter and his wife Terry when our son watched the show incessantly. Steve Irwin did as much as we nature-loving parents to help instill a love for the outdoors in our son.

Steve Irwin will be missed by a generation of children born in the last decade of the 20th century, not to mention their parents, who learned to appreciate Irwin's methods in reaching people.

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