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A world mourns

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on September 4, 2006

Steve Irwin Shocking news waking up this morning that overzealous Australian naturalist, the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin has died. I almost didn’t believe the BBC, because quite famously about 4 years ago he was “eaten by a crocodile” according to rumours that shot around the internet, only for that to be revealed as a hoax.

But sadly, it looks like the real deal, and it says something about the guy that people are actually quite saddened by his death even though he was just a TV presenter – would Sir David Attenborough’s death meet with the same reaction, even if it was at the hands of a silver backed gorilla?

And of course with such a character, the comedy emails haven’t taken long to do the rounds…this one appeared in my inbox at just 12:20pm this afternoon..which I quite like:

Steve Irwin - not killed by a stingray

Good on ya Stevo!

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  1. Chris Doidge said, on September 4, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    Oh jeez, don’t even joke about it. When Attenborough goes it’ll be like Diana all over again. Just imagine BBC1’s schedule being cleared for back-to-back Planet Earth in glorious HD showing you his every wrinkle.


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