Steve Irwin - 22/02/1962 to 04/09/2006
This week we suffered the tragic loss of Steve Irwin ('The Crocodile Hunter') aged just 44. He died on Australia's Great Barrier Reef at the beginning of the week after a stingray punctured his heart. He died doing what he loved best - filming footage for an upcoming documentary.
Steve was best known for his role in the very successful series The Crocodile Hunter which aired in well over a 100 countries, giving millions the opportunity to see it.
The series was extremely enjoyable to watch and showed his enthusiastic presenting skills and his incredible crocodile catching techniques. Favourite phrases of his such as "Crikey" will forever remain in viewers' minds.
The series also showed his genuine concern for crocodiles. (With crocodiles being my favourite animal, it was nice to see that someone was there taking care of them.) Not many people wrestle; trap and help injured fully-grown crocodiles now do they?
Steve Irwin stared in many other documentaries, including New Breed Vets and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. He also released a feature length film, made a guest appearance in Doctor Dolittle 2, (which can I add, made the film) and had his very own Australian zoo - showing it wasn't just crocodiles he liked to look after, it was all living creatures, who I'm sure will all miss him too.
Steve will always be remembered for his conservation work and will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Steve.