Monday, September 04, 2006

Crikey! I'm Dead!

Professional crocodile teaser Steve Irwin finally died at the hands (er, make that tail) of an angry animal. After years of hopping on the backs of crocodiles, wrestling with snakes and various other really, really not recommended activities, TV star Irwin was stabbed in the chest by a stingray's barbed tail. According to news reports:

Television star Steve Irwin has been killed while filming an underwater documentary in Queensland.

The 44-year-old, who was dubbed 'The Crocodile Hunter', was killed by a stingray barb through the chest while diving off Port Douglas.

Local diving operator Steve Edmundson said: "Steve was hit by a stingray in the chest. He probably died from a cardiac arrest from the injury."

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