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    Monday, September 4, 2006


    Steve Irwin: Dead

    Steve Irwin, the TV presenter known as the "Crocodile Hunter," has died after being stung by a stingray in a marine accident off Australia's north coast.

    Media reports say Irwin was snorkeling at Batt Reef, a part of the Great Barrier Reef about 9 miles (about 15 kilometers) from the town of Port Douglas, when the incident happened on Monday morning.


    Gory details here.

    Posted by Tom, 9/4/2006 7:56:37 AM (Permalink). 2 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Bizarre, a man known for handling really dangerous things is killed out of the blue by a creature that is usually innocuous. I feel really sorry for his daughter.

    -- thomassmith5@cox.net

    that really sucks, as annoying as some people said he was, i still thought he was a great tv personality and seemed to be a great dad.

    -- rad