Crocodile hunter, Irwin, gets tribute

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Steve Irwin, crocodile hunter
Steve Irwin, crocodile hunter

Crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin, got tribute from family members and friends as the world marks the 10th anniversary of his death on Monday.

His wife, Terri, 52, took the opportunity to remind everyone in Australia not to take their dad for granted on Australia’s Father’s Day.

“Happy Father’s Day Australia, Hug your dad,’’ she tweeted.

According to Yahoo news, Irwin’s daughter, Bindi 18, in separate tweet said, “you’ll be my hero for my entire existence,”…

Steve Irwin and family members. Twitter photo.
Steve Irwin and family members. Twitter photo.

“I love you more than words can describe.”

His 12-year-old son, Robert, told the `Brisbane Times’ that he hopes to carry on his father’s legacy as a wildlife photographer.

Irwin’s manager, John Stainton, who was with him when he died, told an Australian radio station that Irwin’s “larger than life” personality was “never a put-on.”

“He burnt a hole in the fabric of our lives as he jumped through the television and grabbed you by the scruff of the neck.

“He had that magnetism, and there was nothing like him before,” Stainton said.

Actor Russell Crowe also took to Twitter to memorialize his late friend, “10 years ago today…you (Steve Irwin) passed away; Terri, Bindi and Robert are a testament to the love you embodied mate.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at 44, the Crocodile Hunter died after being struck multiple times by a stingray barb while filming in waters off Port Douglas in far north Queensland.

When Irwin died in 2006, the then Australian prime minister, John Howard, described it as a “huge loss” to Australia.

At the time, his daughter Bindi was eight years old and his son, Robert, was not yet three.

Last week, Irwin’s family shared a heartfelt letter the “Crocodile Hunter” penned to his parents 12 years before his death.
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