Steve Irwin death Video: Stephen Robert Irwin, nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter” (Steve Irwin) was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist, television personality, wildlife expert, and environmentalist. Irwin grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles and was educated regarding them by his father, Bob.
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Born: February 22, 1962, Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia
Died: September 4, 2006, Batt Reef, Australia
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Spouse: Terri Irwin (m. 1992–2006)
Full name: Stephen Robert Irwin
Death of Steve Irwin
|A tribute left in Steve Irwin’s memory the day after his death|
|Date||4 September 2006; 16 years ago|
|Location||Batt Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland|
On 4 September 2006, Australian zookeeper and television personality Steve Irwin died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in the Great Barrier Reef. The stinger penetrated his thoracic wall, causing massive trauma. He was at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, taking part in the production of the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest. During a lull in filming caused by inclement weather, Irwin decided to snorkel in shallow waters while being filmed in an effort to provide footage for his daughter Bindi’s television program.
Irwin’s death is the only fatality from a stingray captured on video, although it has not been released to the public, and is one of the few human deaths from stingrays. Production was completed on Ocean’s Deadliest, which was broadcast in the United States on the Discovery Channel four months after Irwin’s death. The documentary was completed with footage shot in the weeks following the accident, but without including any mention of Irwin’s death, aside from a tribute to Irwin at the end.