Monthly Archives: September 2006

R.I.P. Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin, best known as television’s Crocodile Hunter, has died after being struck by a stingray barb, according to The Age.

Our heart goes out to his wife and family.

UPDATE: The Daily Telegraph has more, describing it as a freak accident.

MORE: ABC and ninemsn.

[The ninemsn article has been updated with more details.]

My reading over at Marine Medic suggests that a stingray strike through the heart is a rare occurrence.