Steve Irwin died in September 2006, but his family have carried on his legacy.
The late Crocodile Hunter’s life and legacy are remembered each year on November 15 at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, which is owned by his wife Terri.
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Steve Irwin's 18 year old daughter Bindi paid tribute to him on Instagram, ten years to the day since he was killed by a stingray.
Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi has paid tribute to her late father by posting a video of herself wrestling a crocodile, ten years to the day that he was killed.
The 18 year old actress, who won last year’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’, shared a short clip of herself and a team of conservationists and wildlife experts, are seen approaching the huge croc from the side before pinning it down – a method used to capture them for the purposes of protecting them from being hunted.
Justin Lyons, the wildlife show's cameraman, opened up about the finale moments of Steve Irwin's life: "He just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, 'I'm dying.'"
Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin tragically died after being fatally stung by a stingray in 2006. The Australian was filming for the documentary 'Ocean's Deadliest' at the time, while snorkelling at Batt Reef near Port Douglas, Queensland.
And for the first time ever, the only person who witnessed the incident, Irwin's cameraman Justin Lyons, opened up about this tragic death.
Watch Steve Irwin give a tour of his own 'Australia Zoo' below
Sarah Guyard-Guillot, a performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka", died tragically during a performance in Las Vegas. The mother of two fell around 50 feet onto the stage below. Despite regulations put in place to protect entertainers and performers, accidents do happen, and deaths whilst performing are more common than one would expect.
Cirque Du Soleil's performance of "Ka" was cut short on Saturday (29th June 2013) following the death of one of the troop's performers Sarah Guyard-Guillot. The 31-year-old performer seems to have slipped from her harness, during a performance in Las Vegas, and fallen around 50 feet to the stage below.
An acrobatic performer during Cirque du Soleil's Alegria in Birmingham, UK, in 2012.
Guyard-Guillot was a veteran performer. She was one of the original performers of "Ka", having been in the show since 2006. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. However, authorities are working with the Cirque in order to gain a complete picture of the events leading to Guyard-Guillot's untimely death.
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Now what would a Croc Hunter’s Son possibly want to do as a job when he grows up? Somehow we can’t imagine the late Steve Irwin’s kid sitting around in an office all day, pushing buttons.
So it was great to see pictures of Steve’s son Robert this week dressed just like his famous father, feeding the crocs! In the new images, the 8-year-old is seen in a short-sleeved khaki shirt throwing meat to the baby crocodiles at the ‘Crocoseum’ at the Australia Zoo (his father’s late zoo). The young boy also picked up one of the mini-reptiles and seemed pretty comfortable - maybe a little too comfortable! Steve Irwin gained worldwide fame as television’s favourite ‘Crocodile Hunter’, though tragically died in 2006 after being fatally stunt by a stingray. However, his kids and wife Terri are keeping his passion for animals alive.
To be honest, we’re not surprised that Robert is a natural with the crocodiles. His father stirred up controversy by feeding a 12-foot-long crocodile with one arm, while clutching one-month-old Robert in the other. Child welfare advocates around the world went crazy, but the baby-boy looked like he was having plenty of fun!
A viable, if amusingly absurd, comedy concept lies behind "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course." What if a big, mean croc in the wilds of Australia swallowed a top-secret data beacon from a crashed spy satellite? And what if Steve Irwin -- that charismatically obnoxious daredevil naturalist from the Animal Planet cable channel -- thought the CIA goons sent to retrieve it were actually poachers trying to kill the croc?
If you've ever seen "The Crocodile Hunter" show (and let's face it, you wouldn't be considering seeing the movie if you hadn't), you can probably see the screwball, sketch-comedy appeal of a clueless Irwin engaged in a game of backwater cat-and-mouse with city-slicker spies he thinks are out to skin one of his precious wild animals.
But no matter how firmly director John Stainton has his tongue in his cheek, the fact remains that a wacky concept does not a movie make. Split into two distinct narratives, Irwin spends his half of the film doing exactly what he does on TV -- catching critters, talking to the camera incessantly and with unbridled hyperactive enthusiasm, and saying "Crikey!" a lot. His scenes are even shot in 1.33:1 aspect ratio -- the shape of a TV screen instead of a movie screen -- which proves distracting when the film goes wide-screen to follow the CIA guys (David Wenham and Lachy Hulme), whose scenes are staged like a goof on a Tom Clancy flick.
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Date of birth
22nd February, 1962
Date of death
4th September, 2006
Steve Irwin brings his popular Animal Planet antics to the big screen in The Crocodile...