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09/04/2006 01:02:36 AM · #1
Died in a freak accident while working.
Story here.

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 01:02:51.
09/04/2006 01:03:14 AM · #2
No way! Crikey!

Edit: and ewwwwwwwwwie what a way to go :(

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 01:04:02.
09/04/2006 01:04:37 AM · #3
that sucks i was a fan
09/04/2006 01:05:39 AM · #4
A stingray barb went through his chest? Yikes.
09/04/2006 01:06:01 AM · #5
That's really sad.

I got a kick out of his style.
09/04/2006 01:07:01 AM · #6
That's really sad, my daughter will be upset, she loves his show.
09/04/2006 01:08:01 AM · #7
Wow. It's currently the lead story on MSNBC, by the way.
09/04/2006 01:09:54 AM · #8
awww, man.

he was like a hero to little boys everywhere. (made the moms cringe, but the kids liked him).
09/04/2006 01:11:03 AM · #9
that's so sad and an awful way to go!
09/04/2006 01:14:14 AM · #10
Sad - but he took risks knowing it was a real possibility. At least he died doing what he loved
09/04/2006 01:15:06 AM · #11
Made the Aussies cringe too, but yeah, my kids learned a lot from him.
As the daughter said, at least he went doing what he loved...
09/04/2006 01:15:25 AM · #12
That's so sad! I think I might cry... =[
09/04/2006 01:18:00 AM · #13
Man, I used to really love watching his show together with my kids. My daughter even bought me his movie for my last birthday. I'm really bummed. Very sad day--though, the way he lived his life, I'm not totally surprised he met an early end, and he died doing exactly what he loved.
09/04/2006 01:20:23 AM · #14
Hate to hear that. I enjoyed watching him. We should all have that kind of passion for life.
09/04/2006 01:20:35 AM · #15
aww... i loved his show!!! :-(

so sad!!!!
09/04/2006 01:31:40 AM · #16
This is sadder than sad. :(

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09/04/2006 01:33:10 AM · #17
OMG, That is so so sad. :"(
09/04/2006 01:33:52 AM · #18
He was a real character all right... He'll be missed!
09/04/2006 01:37:03 AM · #19
:-( Youll be missed, mate.
09/04/2006 01:47:46 AM · #20
I just heard the news on the radio with my daughter Sarah and we are very sad...he was a great Aussie guy who was so popular...I feel for his wife and kids, but especially for little Bindi who idolised him...

We'll miss you Steve
09/04/2006 01:51:09 AM · #21
Aww Steve,

Tis close to my heart. He died just up the road in Port Douglas, near Cairns where I live. Bye Steve, we'll miss yah mate!!
09/04/2006 01:57:26 AM · #22
Steve-The closest man to nature-DEAD! That's like the end of television entertainment or something! 'Cos I was a big fan of him

Miss you buddy:*(
09/04/2006 01:58:51 AM · #23
Originally posted by Kita:

Steve-The closest man to nature-DEAD! That's like the end of television entertainment or something! 'Cos I was a big fan of him

Yeah - you can tell he was really passionate about what he does.
a big loss.
09/04/2006 01:59:11 AM · #24
Gonna rain on this parade.
Sad that a man died, and a such a character as well.

BUT all through viewing his shows all these years, I've always asked why he doesn't just LEAVE the poor snakes, crocs, etc alone? Yes they're beautiful animals, but isn't it strange that he terrorizes them, grabs them by the tail, drags them out of the holes they're HIDING in, and forces his attention on them, against their will?

I prefer nature shows where they LEAVE the animals alone, instead of manhandling them and exposing them to incredible stress, all for the sake of a TV show.

What was he doing in such a proximity to a STINGray? These are NOT aggressive animals, and they only attack when they feel threatened. The only conceivable position for him to have been stung in the chest is if he was trying to ride one, and the animal reacted in the only way it knows how to defend itself, by bucking its stinger upward. I've heard of only one previous incident in which a man was unthinking enough to have tried to ride a stingray. And yes, he got a barb through the heart for it as well.

Flame away...
09/04/2006 02:00:35 AM · #25
Its so sad to think of someone with such exuberance gone. He seemed to be full of life. What sad news.
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