By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 4, 2006
Popular Australian icon Steve Irwin (44) was killed when a stingray barb punctured his chest while he was filming an underwater documentary on the Barrier Reef.
I was listening to The Daily Breakfast podcast and Father Roderick, founder of the StarQuest Podcasting Network, announced to his audience that Steve Irwin, most famously known to the world as the Crocodile Hunter, died tragically today.
Steve Irwin's death on Monday comes as a great shock, especially to Australians. He was a great ambassador of Australian culture known for his charisma, bravery in the face of danger, and his signature Australian sayings "Crikey!" and voice.
Steve Irwin is survived by his American-born wife and 2 children.
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