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jeez :shock: , R.I.P Steve Irwin.
 
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Steve Irwin was a true Aussie Legend.

A kind hearted family man with a heart of gold.

He did amazing things for Australia, and for the conservation of Australian Flora & Fauna.

RIP mate, he'll be sorely missed.
 

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What a shock,

A very unfortunate incident indeed.

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Hard to believe. He was a unique, true blue aussie.
 

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He will be sadly missed, he did a lot for this country and it's wildlife.

RIP Steve
 

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WOW R.I.P Steve
He was one of the main reason i wanted to come and live in aus.
After seeing all his TV shows in the UK and me being a animal nuts, I disidid aus was going to be the place for me.
 

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Steve was an amazing true blue Aussie.

He was enthusiastic, charasmatic, passionate, ambitious and dedicated to his family and the conservation of all things natural.

His flambouyant Aussie character was not for all but as has been mentioned his other qualities and attributes inspired respect and instilled admiration in people across the globe.

Steve, you will be remembered as an ambassador of the Australian spirit in researching, protecting and nourishing the gifts of nature.

May god be with you and bless your soul and that the love of your friends and indeed all of us comfort your family in continuing your legacy.

Rest in Peace.
 
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Steve was an amazing true blue Aussie.

He was enthusiastic, charasmatic, passionate, ambitious and dedicated to his family and the conservation of all things natural.

His flambouyant Aussie character was not for all but as has been mentioned his other qualities and attributes inspired respect and instilled admiration in people across the globe.

Steve, you will be remembered as an ambassador of the Australian spirit in researching, protecting and nourishing the gifts of nature.

May god be with you and bless your soul and that the love of your friends and indeed all of us comfort your family in continuing your legacy.

Rest in Peace.
Well said Milan.

Fitting words for a man who, even though he was not everyones cup of tea as you say, deserved the respect and admiration of his peers for all his tireless work for this country and all of its inhabitants, which he obviously loved so very much.

My thoughts are also with his family.
 

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I consider myself an extreamly lucky man to have met him, i was working at an aqurium in N.Z at the time and he was all by himself looking at the exhibits, ans i was able to have a good yarn for about 1\2 hour. Men like that have an amazing 'air' about them, i also met Peter Blake while working there, another man with similar 'air' about him.

Australia and the world have lost someone special, very special.
My thoughts and sorrow are with his family toni :cry: :cry: ght.

REST IN PEASE
MATE

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A true Aussie legend and loved by Kiwi's.

we take a knee and reflect on what was a life lived to the max.

he had still so much to give. I feel for his wife and family :cry: .

RIP steve
 

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Shocking news...Im having a VB right now to his memory and thanks for all the great but quirkey memories Steve!!

You will be missed the world over.
 

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Awful news, have they managed to get in touch with his wife yet?
His wife was down here in Tassie at the time it happened, it's not widely known but, the Irwins have a property up near Cradle Mountain, where they used to go to get away from it all. They would spend a few months a year up there.

From all reports she has been notified and is back in QLD with the rest of the Irwin family.

They were (and still are) great people and very well respected by the communities of Northern Tasmania. Steve wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but in Tassie he was like a local.
 

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Yes, ive read she is chartering a flight to the mainland.

What else can be said? What a tragic, tragic accident.

Are these the type of rays my Dad and I used to catch off southern NSW beaches? large Grey species ( from footage on TV ) seem so harmless but to hear it turned and barbed Irwin in a defensive raid is crazy, i always assumed that this species would be deemed passive aggressive.

I dont trust the media, but i do believe the event... poor poor Steve :(

RIP

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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RIP Steve

I have actually met his family (except for Bob) - they are truely great people and represent Australia in the best way possible, they have done so much for this great country in terms of tourism and environmental issues.

A tragic loss for his family and friends - and a great loss to this nation.
 

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We were actually very concerned how my 7yo son would react to the news. He thought Steve was the 'ants pants' and has written to 'SteveO' on 2 occasions letting him know that he is going to work for him when he grows up. Australia Zoo replied to my son saying how flatterred Steve was and that Aaron could start holiday work experience when he turns 8. My wife told me that he was so close to crying when she broke the news to him, it nearly broke her heart.

It is such a shame to lose a person that is so passionate about the world and how we treat its wildlife. The kids(and us) have lost a living legend.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
 
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