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Crikey! Steve Irwin is an Aussie Icon

Steve Irwin

22 February 1962 4 September 2006

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Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin was best known for the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an unconventional wildlife documentary series which he hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Irwin's personality and outrageous antics in the series made him an international celebrity.

He also owned the popular Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Tributes to the Passing of an Aussie Icon

We were greatly saddened to learn that Steve Irwin has died. He has touched the lives of people around the world as evidenced by the world-wide coverage his death has had. Locals laid flowers at Irwin's Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland as a mark of respect. Tributes to Steve Irwin poured in from all over the world. Here are a few . . .

Below are more tributes people wanted us to add here . . .

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To this day I cant understand why you have gone. I always watch everything you are in. When I watch you I felt great. I have learned and still learn tons of things about animals from you. The world really doesn't know what they have lost. You were an amazing loving man and when ever I see you I just have to smile. You were the best dad and husband in the world.

Your family is so lucky to call you dad or to say Steve Irwin will always be my husband. You have so many people who love you and always will. It's a shame you dint know how much until you left. Know your gone people miss you and what you set out to do for every one to love animals is being done. You have made such a difference to animals all over the world. Some may of hated it, but they don't know how much you loved them. Your little girl is doing a great job and you would be so proud of her. She's doing it for animals and for you. You have changed the way I and many others look at animals and for that I have to say I am so grateful. You are my hero and always will be. You and your family are forever in my heart.

Laura Beale - Lincoln, England

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Steve Irwin what can I say? except he was a beautiful caring man & its the most saddest heartbreaking news I have ever heard!! Australia has lost the best guy. He was a true blue Hero! & a very brave one as well. He did so much for the wildlife not only in Australia but the whole world. He was someone for Australians to be proud of. What will we do now? No one can replace him, he was so good a role model for the young! & old.

Pamela - Brisbane, QLD Australia

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The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest Dads on the planet. He died doing what he loves best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. Crocs Rule!

Martin - USA

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We had always wanted to meet Steve Irwin. We admired him greatly for his love of animals, fortitude with chronic pain, and how he made everyone feel special. We regret never having met him. We've watched numerous videos and clips from YouTube. He was a special man, and we still feel the loss of a great animal lover, wonderful husband and father. You will be missed forever, mate.

Blessings and Love, Barbara & Nick Pecze - NSW, Australia

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Steve you are my hero, you have touched the whole world. You looked after animals that were sick and cared for them. Your daughter is wonderful I absolutely love her. She talks like she is an adult.

I would like be like your daughter when I am older. Bindi I think you are wonderful and you will grow up to be just like your DAD. Bindi I am a 14 year old girl and I want to be just like you.

Kailah - Victoria, Australia

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I am a 6 foot 2 Texan about 230 lbs. I was at Australia Zoo the day Steve Irwin died. Back home in Melbourne I watched the tribute or what I could see of it through the tears. I never met him but I really miss him.

Jimmy Cantwell - Melbourne, Australia

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Steve you have touched my heart and when I am old enough I hope to work with animals just like you. I would also like to say I think your daughter is sooo cute.

Jessica - Australia

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I'll never forget the shock and sadness I felt when I logged onto the internet that September day and saw the news about Steve's tragic death. Through his television shows we had come to know him and his family almost as if they were neighbors, and my heart just broke for his family in their terrible sorrow. He was a terrific guy and the whole world mourns his loss, though for those of you in Australia it must be even worse.
You've lost a beloved son. We must never let his passionate work for the animals of the world die.

Cheryl Swain Burbage

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Steve was a very wonderful guy and had an amazing passion for animals. His daughter Bindi was just the same. When Steve passed away I was shocked I didn't want to believe it but when i saw it on the news i had to. I spent half of the night crying about it and i kept on watching Steve's memorial over and over and it made me sadder and sadder.

Tasmin Wiley - Queensland, Australia

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Steve was a true blue. Steve was like no other. He loved animals so much as cared for each and every one even the animals that people feared. Steve always had a place for them. Steve has million of fans all over the world that still support what Steve stood for and still work towards what Steve wanted to achieve Global wildlife conservation. Steve Irwin was a true blue Legend. I was a massive fan of Steve Irwin and have
a tattoo in Steve's memory Long Live Steve Irwin's legend.

Christian McIlwaine - Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Steve was an awesome guy he was so good to all his animals at Australia Zoo! they are all well looked after. We will all miss him deeply RIP Steve you will be remembered by your name The Crocodile Hunter!!

Katie - Christchurch, New Zealand

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I miss you lots Steve. You were a true Aussie. I am your number 1 fan and I wish your family all the best and your lil daughter and son are so gorgeous!!

Erin Gerloff - South Aussie

More Information

  1. Add your own tribute to Steve - we will add it above
  2. More about Steve on our website
  3. The Crocodile Hunter - Steve and Terri's Irwin's website
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