AP News reports that Steve Irwin, better known as Animal Planet’s “Croc Hunter”, was killed earlier today by a stingray while diving off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Apparently the stingray’s barb pierced Irwin in the heart. His crew tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.
While at times I thought he was crazy (for playing with snakes), his enthusiasm and obvious love for what he did certainly did provide for some wonderful and clean entertainment. My prayers go out for his wife and children.
He was 44 years old.