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.
[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.