Tuesday, July 7, 2009

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin

A sad side note is that rl and sl comes together sometimes as is in this case.
This pic of him and the eagle sitting on top was on the isle.
You could click on the pic and get this:

Wednesday, 20th September 2006, 12:34

A public memorial service was held in honour of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin today (20.09.06).

Over 5,000 people attended the ceremony, which was staged in the 'Crocoseum' at the wildlife expert's Australia Zoo, in Queensland, and broadcast live to Australia, Asia and America.

Irwin, 44, was killed on September 4 when a stingray barb pierced his chest while he was filming a documentary off of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The conservationist's tearful wife Terri, their two-year-old son Bob and daughter Bindi, eight, were dressed in the presenter's trademark khaki shorts and shirts to say their public goodbyes.

Irwin's father, Bob, said: "Please don't grieve for Steve, he's at peace now, but I'd like you to grieve for the animals, for the animals have lost the best friend they ever had, and so have I."

Daughter Bindi also made a touching speech. She said: "My daddy was a hero, he was always there for me when I needed him.

"We filmed together, caught crocodiles together and loved being in the bush together. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.

"I have the best daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile, I will always think of him."

Australian Prime Minister John Howard also paid his respects and taped tributes came from Hollywood actors Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Cameron Diaz.

Crowe - who was Irwin's close personal friend - said: "I know as humble as you always were, you would still be please to know that the world sends its love and people all over the planet have been grieving."

Irwin's family and friends held a small private funeral on September 9.

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