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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Stingray Got Steve

Stephen Robert IrwinHad taken a few days off from work and was lazing around at home. It was in the afternoon that a mail from Aquamarine made me aware of this.

We all loved him and many aspired to be like him. All the creepy crawly things that we all shy away from were his passion and he brought them before us with a smile on his face and unquavering dedication. It was the during the shooting of one of his pet endeavours, to bring to us face to face with the deadliest in the animal kingdom (he was shooting for Ocean's Deadliest) within the safe environs of our living rooms, that he met his fate in a stingray - whose attacks are believed to be rarely fatal. But Steve Irwin was a rare sort of guy. Salutes Steve. You gave us Indians an alternative denotation of khaki shorts.

Stephen Robert Irwin
Born: February 22, 1962
Died: September 4, 2006
The crocs will miss you. So shall we.

Photo courtesy: Richard Giles

5 Comments:

san said...

i was shocked when i read this in the news today .. i'll always remember him for the guy with so much energy on his shows :S

dwaipayan said...

he is dead?? it's unbelievable!!! the guy who always used to play with those deadly creatures...
we'll miss him

Appu said...

sad, i used to enjoy his shows on animal planet.

Anonymous said...

I dont know about the crocs missing him. Although an admirable and brave man..I am not too sure playing and goofing around with wildlife is a style that conservationists should be taking.

aquamarine said...

missed u too.