One Steve (Foley) was shot by a off-duty police officer, while another Steve (Irwin) was killed by a stingray today (well yesterday now).
The 30-year-old, nine-year NFL veteran was shot twice; his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, said San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lt. Dennis Brugos.
Australian media reports say Irwin was diving in waters off Port Douglas, north of Cairns, when the incident happened on Monday morning.
Irwin, 44 was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, according to Cairns police sources. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary at the time.
Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality Monday morning off Port Douglas, according to Australian media.
Queensland Police Services also confirmed Irwin’s death and said his family had been notified. Irwin was director of the Australian Zoo in Queensland.
He is survived by his American-born wife Terri and their two children, Bindi Sue, born 1998, and Robert (Bob), born December 2003.
Crazy that the Crocodile Hunter was finally killed (and not by a crocodile)… That dude would jump into a murky swamp in the middle of the night to wrestle a 16′ crocodile, and a little stingray does him in. Weird.
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well by a sting ray ….well that’s ironic.
It is ironic…and strangely enough, I am a bit sad. This guy has two kids and a wife he left behind…
Sure, he took risks by being around the worlds most deadly animals…and then was killed when a normally docile stingray barb pierced his chest and stabbed him in the heart. I guess you can’t really jump out of the way when you are under water.
Am I sick to wonder if they were filming at the time?
No you arnt sick. I would pay to see him take the big one. This guy was a legend and his last stunt should be recognized.
RIP man. Sorry you went early ;( His family though…that’s tough.
That’s a CRAZY accident that happened to Irwin! The odds of setting off a stingray in deeper water and the odds if the barb going into your heart! Very very crazy!
Too bad it wasn’t you Shawn that got barbed… you fuckin egocentric homosexual.
It’s too bad that this happened..at least he probably didn’t have any pain. A several inch-long barb directly to the heart most likely caused instant or at least near-instant death.
Will miss you, Croc Hunter.
Now Hold Up Kid. I wanted to be the ” fuckin egocentric homosexual”! Want to thumb wrestle? Wait, nice lyrics. The Croc Hunter will always rock.
@Zach – I heard this morning (unconfirmed radio dj talk) that even though it was pretty quick, he actually grabbed the barb and removed it and then went ‘instantly’ unconscious.
What a unique character. My heart breaks for the family of the Crocodile Hunter.
now that’s life.. too bad he got killed in this least expected way.. I also read that he is probably the 4th person in complete Australia to be killed by a sting ray!!
That’s why I say never take anything for granted.