It came as a shock and surprise to know that Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter died after being stung by a sting ray.
Having watched several of his programs on TV, one had grown used to his mannerisms and antics, even though they seemed over the top at times… like feeding a croc while holding his month old son, but then that was Steve at his best for TV. He also faced flak for some of his views on politics, as well as wildlife and tourism in Australia.
It is also distasteful to see people putting up fake videos of this encounter on YouTube when its been clarified that no footage of his final moments has been made public.
For a person who was used to “playing” with crocs, snakes and other deadly animals, it was quite ironical that death eventually came the way it did, although somewhat fitting that he died doing what he loved best.