Breaking news

THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.

News.com has the initial report

He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said. It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that's when it occured.

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality this morning at Batt Reef off Port Douglas.

News Flash tip from daughter Liz

8 comments

  • God bless you Steve. Rest in peace.

  • What can one say,so very very sad-
    deepest sympathy to his charming wife and his adored children, we are all the poorer for his loss,
    he lived life to the full, and then some

  • What can one say,so very very sad to learn of Steves tragic and untimely death.
    Deepest sympathy to his charming wife and his adored children, we are all the poorer for his loss.
    he lived life to the full, and then some!

  • Possibly the only consolation is he went out doing what he loved.
    He did live on the edge and all too often people who do, fall over.

  • A very sad day, indeed, for his family, Queensland, Australia and the environment.

  • Hmmm…Irwin had a great knowledge of crocs, snakes etc..

    Maybe the sea was well out of his element.

    Apparently he swam close over the top of a big ray,
    my snorkelling kids know better,
    they strike over the top like a scorpion, when disturbed.
    Apparently he didn’t know that.

  • Apart from any criticism of what and how he did things, even his critics will have to admit
    the world is much emptier with the tragic loss of Steve Irwin. I though Steve was a bit of a
    boofhead and real larrikin in the best way. I always thought it would be a big ‘saltie’ that
    would get Steve.

    Its obvious that God and Noah want some help with the animals.

    Vale Steve, and deepenst sympathy to his wife Terri and children Bindi & Bob.

    No doubt Steve’s last words “Crikey, what was that?”

  • Another, but quick comment his time, that pathetic and irrelevant old crow germaine greer. Perhaps now should tell her that we never cared and that she should just crawl under a rock somewhere, preferably somewhere far, far away. Her disgusting comments on concerning the passing of Steve Irwin. Let me just ask, germaine you pathetic old thing what have you ever done for Australia. Your only claim to fame is for the critisms of life, , please go away and lets never hear from you again.