Monday, September 4

Devastated!

So a mere stingray took Stevie's life. He handled far more dangerous animals than that - large crocodiles and venomous snakes. But this true-blue Aussie legend never feared those animals or death. He continued doing what he loved the most and he was truly a free spirit. Larger than life Steve Irwin was a great ambassador for Australia and will be sorely missed! What a huge loss and it's a pretty big shock to the whole of Australia and the world. Poor Stevo you died doing what you loved the most. We need more people like you in this world. People who enjoy who they really are and do what they are meant to do on this Earth. Cos alot of people do what they are told to do but you were different. Stevie you did so much for this country and the world, educating people about animals at the same time entertaining all...and even if it meant risking your life you were more than happy to make others happy. A short 44yrs but what a full and complete life! If I had half your passion I could safely say my life was full. Only the good die young. Crikey you will be terribly missed mate!

Steve, from all of God's creatures, THANK YOU!

108 Cranium Signets:

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter died with his boots on doing what he loved most.

Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter was no Crocodile Dundee. His dare devil romance with dangerous reptiles was quite a a terrifying spectacle even on TV and when I saw the breaking news this morning on the CNN, I was heart broken.

Thank God Steve Irwin had a life that made a difference.

God bless.

dumbdodi said...

Kesh..I actually came to know about his death on your blog...I have always enjoyed his programs...the news was heart breaking

indianangel said...

Very True Keshi! I loved his crocodile hunter series that was telecast in the discovery channel - what a great man he was I realized one day when he was crying on one of shows when one of his crocodiles (I think its name was Mary) died and they were preparing its funeral! I was just overwhelmed with the thought of how a man could be so dedicated and be passionate about his work! Lets only hope that more people learn from him on how to be more kind and passionate on this vast expanse of this lovely and small yet complex world!

RandomThoughts said...

Working with crocodiles if he met his death it would not have been surprising ...But then God has his plans.He sure made a difference to millions across the word with Crocodile Hunter.
May his soul rest in peace.

Rashmi.

The Light-House. said...

Yes I read that and I felt so sorry.
May his soul rest in peace.

Sudeep said...

I loved his show... n when i first received the news in mail i thought n hoped it was fake

all animal lovers over the world will miss him..

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

I saw this news last night..I would always have a slight loom of fear when I see these people on TV, they r so bold...We all will remember such bold and strong people! :)

Mr. J said...

Damn, every time I read about this, I miss this guy. He went away way too early :(

karmic_jay said...

Just saw the news on cnn's web site. So sorry to hear, but he died doing what he loves best. But that is no way to go..

aqua said...

He was really a big star and fearless and carefree. Its a huge loss for the whole world. May his soul RIP.

Has to be me said...

I just heard this awful news a few hrs ago & I was totally shocked. I loved his dare devil adventures & he was a favourite to watch on the animal planet! Shucks, it is so saddening. :(

Homo Escapeons said...

I am positive that no one was more shocked than Steve..the second after that stinger pierced his heart he would have thought ah f*ck! After a lifetime of looking death in the eye he falls victim to this..the second Australian in history to die from a stingray. CRIKEY!

He loved life, loved what he did, and he probably pumped more adrenalin through his veins than ten thousand regular people do in a lifetime! We are always drawn to Enthusiasm and he had it spades.

This was a swift way for him to exit and much kinder than if he had been (as we all expected) dragged underwater and snapped like a twig by a monstrous croc during one of his shows.

Crikey!

Hiren said...

Sad to learn about this since he was young. All one can say is that at least he lived a full life enjoying what he did than some miserable souls caught in the wrong occupation.

Nanyaar? said...

Mate!

I've been watching CNN all morning, and I still cant belive he'z dead. I remember seeing his shows and being amazed at his passion for the wild.

Im glad he died, doing what he did best.

RIP Jeff!

NY?

PRan said...

I would really agree with the title, "devastated'.
Im shoked to here Steve Irwins untimely demise.
I really loved his dare devil tactics with all kinds of reptiles including Crocs.

Diana said...

His death comes as a great loss for the human as well as the animal world..I always enjoyed his series on crocodiles n dangerous reptiles....God bless his soul

niki yokota said...

wat is barb??? (looking at dic)
oooohhhhhhhhh!?
keshi-chan, i thought he was eaten by crocodile when i saw that pic without reading ur post ^o^;;;;
he looks sooo charming! wat a nightmare!!
my prayers are with u..

Lindsey said...

I cannot even talk about this. It absolutely broke my heart.

saby said...

dis guy was crazy
meaning dumb


he was sure to die
fools die young

wryter said...

I was at my desk last night when the story broke. We ran with the story with no confirmation. I was hoping it was a joke. We lost a great educator, and a great guy.


wryter - CP

samuru999 said...

How sad this is!
I woke up to this news this morninig as I turned on the tv in my hotel room.
I loved to watch Steve Irwin.
He was such an amazing guy!
Life can be rather sucky at times!
Very sad news indeed!
Why is it that the good die young?
He will be missed so much!
Rest in peace Steve!
-Margie

Homo Escapeons said...

After thinking about Steve all day I have decided that it is even more amazing that he actually lived as long as he did! I also found out that he is the 3rd Australian to die from a stingray.

On CNN they are calling it a Stingray attack! Hello. These cartillageous cousins of the shark are usually very docile. The ray threw up its tail as instinctual response because Steve was swimming right over top of it. It was a one in a million shot to have struck Steve's heart. The puncture combined with the venom would have resulted in an almost instant death.
He would have never blamed the fish for what happened.

A documentary camera crew filmed the event so lets see which media outlet gets a copy and sells the pictures
...start the clock.

No worries Steve.

AnonymousBlogger said...

I love that guy. I always watched his show after school. It's not on anymore, and we all miss it.

He was indeed a great Australian figure.

He inspiried millions of kids and all that watched him will be better people because of it. The work he accomplished in his 44 years will be seen for decades.

Sujit said...

may his soul rest in peace. He is one hell of a guy who bough wildlife back into focus and into action. everyone loves for his adventures and his words of caution for everyone. Can;t belive that he is dead.. but as said in a post.. he died where he loved the most and by the sting of the stingfish!..

Still how many of us can die as we would like to die?..

southpaw said...

He'll be terribly missed.

starry nights said...

I was really sad to hear about steve Irwin. I really loved his shows and ejoyed seeing him with the crocs. really sad.

SaffronSaris said...

I first saw the news on a tabloidy newspaper, and was like "yeah, right, as if it were true". Then the evening news confirmed the story I was so shocked! But then again, he did go out in a very usual way, and will always be remebered.

saby said...

PIRATE and me are good buddies now

lil _kath said...

... He'll be missed and another person to be remember of because of what he teached us and the way he showed us how much he love crocodiles. He will be loved forever! not only of Australian people but by all.

May his soul rest in peace!

Within Without said...

His livewire personality was infectious and for millions around the world, he WAS what people thought Australia is...as much as 'roos, koalas, the platypus and kookaburras.

I think he got into a bit of hot water when he fed a croc while holding his infant baby a while ago, but he was bigger than life.

saby said...

any body who loves crocs
just gotta be sick






.

Pri said...

A man of great courage...!
may his soul rest in peace :(

saby said...

and by deduction
the guys who love dis guy are sick too


keshi, ori, southy, Amu, Sophie, karmic jay ...

saby said...

i am outta here
if i stay longer
i may get beaten up

or worse get sick too

Seema said...

A great human being an example of courage n compassion...too short a life but so complete!!what a great n blessed way to die doin what u love the best!!
May his soul rest n peace..

Het Waghela said...

Kesh,

My wife read the news in today morning's paper and she is sad since then. I loved to watch his show too.
I was watching his pics at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/5311848.stm, he is so lively.

God bless his soul.

Jewel Rays said...

yes...Its a shock and my cousin LOVE HIM BIGGIES...!!!

He is one brave men i should say..Gosh such passion for great adventures..He will be missed indeeds.

Pallavi said...

Keshi- This comment actually for your previous post. Its really genuine and every word is so true..you have put it together gorgeously!

Shiv said...

RIP Steve!!

Sush said...

I always admired this guy for being so upclose with crocodiles and making it all seem so simple.. yup.. only a few people dare to do what they want to and make a mark on millions of views across the globe.

May his soul rest in peace. :-(.

White Magpie said...

Yeah yesterday sucked bigtime..Having fun and being jovial in the face of danger..how many are like that?

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Was very heartbroken when I heard the news yesterday! He was so fascinating. he died doing what he loved the most. May his soul rest in peace.

Kalpana said...

Actually, I felt blogging on Him today. But this is a good post. Came to know about his death yesterday night on Aaj Tak channel. His programs made me think that He loved what He did. I admire that. He was such a valiant person. We will all miss this guy. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Prashant said...

@ Regarding ur comments on my blog...........

Hey ....sorry if it hurts..
My views were not personally meant to hurt anyone...this is what i feel..
Nd i really like ur ideas....

Ash said...

I came to know of his death in the morning papers....shocking!
Steve will be greatly missed. He died doing what he was passionate about - what an inspiring courage and life....

May his soul rest in peace.

Die Muräne said...

I've never heard of this Stevo before... But he must've been an original

Saby: fools die young... so you think I'm in danger?

indianadoc said...

>ws shocked when we heard the breaking news in the TV and felt very sad that such a brave man whom we all admire had a sad death...God took him back so early...He will always be missed...All the animal lovers in the world shall remember him always...May his soul rest in peace...

Jeevan said...

we lost a Real hero :(

White Forest said...

hmm jsut heard about him today mornin on TV..sad...may his Soul RIP!

Pavithra said...

Living life the way you want is a gift. Once we live that kind of life then we can face death with a smile. Seems he has done that !!

Harry said...

We will surely miss Steven Irwin..
what an adventurous life he had spent...and he will surely be missed for the passion and his style...
May God bless the departed soul!!

Dewaker Basnet said...

stevie will sorely be missed not only by the aussies but by the entire globe,...there are some people who are not confined by the modalities of boundaries in action and thought...he was one of them...one could just watch him on TV and have the blood surge up and down of excitement...thank you steve for being what u were, being a source of exciting inspiration and being the modern noah for the fauna across the world..there could be only 1 stevie in this world!!

Neers said...

and why are you moody, sweets? things okay?? you take care!!

thank you, for swinging by!

lovemarks said...

yes...was sad hearing the news! :(

for all us animal lovers, this was shocking moment...nice eulogy, Keshi!

musings (m000nie) said...

i was just reading about steve irwin in the papers n read this post... sad happening.. may his soul rest in peace

KL said...

Yes, what a loss :(:(. I am feeling terrible for his wife and children, especially his daughter. Because it seemed like he was a great family man, a great father and his daughter was very very close to him.

So, you are the person to leave that note on a card outside his zoo!!?? Because either in CNN or BBC or Daily Mail, this note, "from all god creatures, thank you," was mentioned :)

ANKIT said...

yeh,,he is all over in the media right here in india too,,,and rightly so...!


have watched some of his programs in discovery....and at first instant had found him passionate,courageous///!

quite an inspiring figure..!

Kautilya said...

SAd.... really sad....

may he RIP

sanjay jha said...

nameste keshi
thank you very much for kind encouragement!!!
keep droping in.
love your passion of writing.
cheers!!!
jhaji.

http://jhaji-jhaji.blogspot.com/

Ghost Particle said...

terribly sad...cant believe the lost. HE was human, he was a teacher.

Rest In Peace Mate.

:P fuzzbox said...

It is tragic. But he will not be forgotten.

Foodie's Hope said...

My kids are in mourning for him!! They constantly watched him in Animal Planet even on vacation in hotel rooms!! I was the first one in my family who heard the news on 6 o'clock news and was shocked!!
So young too , tragedy indeed!!But yes! he went doing what he really liked to do.....
Crickey mate, Steve! RIP. :(

The Phoenix said...

Such a terrible loss. I feel for his family.

priya said...

Its a great tragedy for all animal lovers.
My heart goes to his family and his kids.

He lived and died for the animals he loved.

Parag said...

As they say.. Those who live with the sword die with the sword..

Masd said...

Frankly speaking I didn't know about Steve Irwin till the news of his death dominated the media. I read about him and felt the loss and pain of his fans all over the world especially in Australia. I was not surprised to see a post on his death on your blog as you are the one who loves free souls. Steve Irwin will be remembered always as someone who loved to live life fully.

Nelly said...

I always thought a croc would get this guy, but a stingray????WTF...when you play with fire, someday your bound to get burned..

saby said...

man dumb
woman smart


she is holding on to him
not the croc

angel said...

hi keshi- thanx for stopping by!
it is indeed sad news, and he will be very missed!

Amy said...

Keshi, i'm so glad you wrote this post! As an Australian and Queenslander, i'm going to miss him so much! I still can't believe it! I do believe he achieved more than his forty four years, i just wonder what's goign to happen to all his projects. Will his wife continue making documentaries? it'll seem weird without him! My mum cried!

Maya Cassis said...

Am back
Steve will be truly truly missed

sharda said...

He was favorite in discovery channel and animal planet.Makes my heart sad to think about it that I can see him no more.

Vivhyd said...

heard abt that on sun.. too bad.. may his soul rest in peace.. strange isnt it. he put his hand in every dangerous things on earth and he was taken down by a sting ray which isnt supposed to be that dangerous..

Keshi said...

I wasnt in the mood to reply to comments here yday. Cos I cried too much. I dunno why exactly but I cried alot for Steve. Maybe cos he had this infectious smile and personality abt him. He was one of a kind. One who touched u w.o. having to know him personally. One who came straight into ur living room thru the TV. One who had an addiction to life. One who knew that time should not be wasted whinging. One who got on with it. I SO MISS HIM! It's so empty without him ard.

Keshi.

samuru999 said...

Take care dear Keshi!
I can understand why you did not feel like replying to the comments!

When one feels a great sadness...
you just need your time to be sad!

I had tears too!
Steve is in my prayers... as well as you Keshi!
Sending A HUGE HUG to you!

-Margie

Keshi said...

UR SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO STEVE:




***Thank God Steve Irwin had a life that made a difference.

--Orikinla_Osinachi




***The news was heart breaking

--Dumbdodi




***I was just overwhelmed with the thought of how a man could be so dedicated and be passionate about his work!

--IdianAngel





***He sure made a difference to millions across the word with Crocodile Hunter.

--RandomThoughts





***May his soul rest in peace.

--The LightHouse





***All animal lovers over the world will miss him..

--Sudeep




***We all will remember such bold and strong people!

--Scribblez_To_Wakeup




***He went away way too early.

--ME




***So sorry to hear, but he died doing what he loves best.

--Karmic_Jay




***Its a huge loss for the whole world.

--Aqua



***I loved his dare devil adventures & he was a favourite to watch on the animal planet!

--Has_To_Be_Me




***He probably pumped more adrenalin through his veins than ten thousand regular people do in a lifetime!

--Homo_Escapeons




***All one can say is that at least he lived a full life enjoying what he did than some miserable souls caught in the wrong occupation.

--Hiren




***I remember seeing his shows and being amazed at his passion for the wild.

--Nanyaar




***Im shoked to here Steve Irwins untimely demise.

--Pran




***His death comes as a great loss for the human as well as the animal world.

--Diana




***He looks sooo charming!

--Niki_Yokota




***I cannot even talk about this. It absolutely broke my heart.

--Linny




***I was hoping it was a joke. We lost a great educator, and a great guy.

--Wryter




***Why is it that the good die young?

--Samuru999



***He inspiried millions of kids and all that watched him will be better people because of it.

--AnonymousBlogger




***He is one hell of a guy who brought wildlife back into focus and into action.

--Sujit




***He'll be terribly missed.

--Southpaw




***I was really sad to hear about steve Irwin.

--Starry_Nights



***But then again, he did go out in a very usual way, and will always be remebered.

--SaffronSaris




***He'll be missed and another person to be remember of because of what he teached us and the way he showed us how much he love crocodiles.

--Lil_Kath



***His livewire personality was infectious and for millions around the world, he WAS what people thought Australia is.

--Within,Without




***A man of great courage...!

--Pri




***A great human being an example of courage n compassion.

--Seema



***He is so lively.

--Het_Waghela




***He is one brave man i should say..Gosh such passion for great adventures.

--Jewel_Rays




***RIP Steve!

--Shiv




***Only a few people dare to do what they want to and make a mark on millions of views across the globe.

--Sush




***Having fun and being jovial in the face of danger..how many are like that?

--White_Magpie




***He was so fascinating. he died doing what he loved the most.


--Pradip_Somasundaran




*** He was such a valiant person. We will all miss this guy.

--Kalpana




***He died doing what he was passionate about - what an inspiring courage and life.

--Ash



***He must've been an original

--Die_Murane




***God took him back so early.

--IndianDoc




***We lost a Real hero.

--Jeevan




***May his Soul RIP!

--White_Forest




***Living life the way you want is a gift. Once we live that kind of life then we can face death with a smile. Seems he has done that.

--Pavithra




***What an adventurous life he had spent...and he will surely be missed for the passion and his style.

--Harry




***There are some people who are not confined by the modalities of boundaries in action and thought...he was one of them. Thank you steve for being what u were, being a source of exciting inspiration and being the modern noah for the fauna across the world..there could be only 1 stevie in this world!

--Dewaker_Basnet




***For all us animal lovers, this was shocking moment.

--Lovemarks




***Sad happening.. may his soul rest in peace.

--Musings




***It seemed like he was a great family man, a great father.

--KL




***And at first instant had found him passionate,courageous. Quite an inspiring figure..!

--Ankit




***SAd.... really sad.

--Kautilya




***He was human, he was a teacher.

--Ghost_Particle




***It is tragic. But he will not be forgotten.

--Fuzzbox




***My kids are in mourning for him!
Crickey mate, Steve! RIP.

--Foddie's_Hope




***I feel for his family.

--The_Phoenix




***He lived and died for the animals he loved.

--Priya




***Those who live with the sword die with the sword.

--Parag




***Steve Irwin will be remembered always as someone who loved to live life fully.

--Masd




***When you play with fire, someday your bound to get burned.

--Nelly




***It is indeed sad news, and he will be very missed!

--Angel




***My mum cried!

--Amy




***Steve will be truly truly missed.

--Maya_Casis




***Makes my heart sad to think about it that I can see him no more.

--Sharda




***He put his hand in every dangerous things on earth and he was taken down by a sting ray which isnt supposed to be that dangerous.

--Vivhyd

SaffronSaris said...

I still can't believe it, I still hope it was a prank by some reporters....

samuru999 said...

I wrote the poem for you Keshi!
I am glad it helped you some!
Huggggz!
-Margie

uttara said...

he was my fav too

god bless him

i will miss him .. awww
hugggggz keshi
muaaaaaaaaaah

Eclipsed Thoughts said...

His was a complete life and he was such a free spirit man.... awww... i too loved him.

ishita said...

it isn't sinking in yet kesh...!

I rem i mentioned him when u asked us to list out the first thing we thought of when we thot of australia...? At the time, talking abt him had me smiling here thinking of him tackling dangerous crocs...and all kind of animals in the wild...I mean he did it with flair...with passion...he was unique...!

Now reading this here and the papers earlier yesterday, I was simply shocked...and there's a sense of terrible sadness...

No matter what ppl say abt him doing what he luvd best when he died....I can't get over the feeling that life's so unfair...he was way too young to go kesh...:(

He wasn't my first thot when i thot of australia but when i thot of discovry/national geo, wildlife, forests...jungles...zoos...! And he will stay that way in my mind...

God bless his fmly...may his soul rest in peace...

ishita said...

i forgot to tell you...i simply luv this song...dido is yet another fav...her songs are amongst my fav...

lil _kath said...

... hope ur feelin' better now Kesh, muaahh!

hugss,
-kathy-

Keshi said...

~~SaffronSaris

its true Saffy. yet I cant believe it either.






~~Samuru999

I knew it Margie...u r too kind HUGGGGGGGZ!







~~Uttara

Hugggggggggggggz Uttsy!!







~~Eclipsed_Thoughts

all of that n more...Im so sad.







~~Ishita

I rem u were one of the few who mentioned Stevo in my Aus post. That really stuck in my mind. TY Ish huggggggggz! Every word u said abt him is true. He's a legend. An unmatchable one.







~~Lil_Kath

Im ok Kath tnxxx n hugggggggz!



Keshi.

>|' ; '| said...

he will remain forever in our memories...

mathew said...

he was a true daredevil for our generation!!

KK said...

Keshi, He is a loss for not only Australia but to the whole World. I used to love watching his shows on TV. He was an amazing personality. Wish I could be like him. My thoughts about him are very much as that of yours. He lived life just the way he wanted unlike others. May his soul rest in peace and may god give his family the strength to overcome this loss.

saby said...

Fools die young
-Saby

wat killed him was an affectionate pat on the chest by the croc


Moral of the story: only crocs shud love crocs

Keshi said...

~~Poison

tnxxx and how r u?







~~Mathew

thats true...he just got on with it...how mnay of us can really do that?







~~KK

I have been crying since Monday. I feel a deep sadness that I cant even express in words. I have been crying and my mum thinks Im too sensitive (she's sad too btw)...but I have never felt this much grief, not even for my friend who died 5yrs ago!







~~Saby

Saby if Steve was alive and it was u who died, he would never have said any of the mean things u said abt him.

And also rem that anyone could have died from a stingray barb. If Steve died while a croc stunt, then we can all say what u said. But he died swimming along the stingray. Police has viewed his last moments which was caught on camera. And the police have clearly stated that Steve was NOT irritating or trying to touch the animal. He was only just swimming nearby!


Keshi.

saby said...

Steve has got a sense of humor
unlike u

Keshi said...

yes and Im not Steve so I cant have his sense of humor can I? And Steve has a heart unlike u...and he would NOT be nasty if someone died whereas U ARE!

Keshi.

KK said...

Keshi, I know its a sad moment, but you need to overcome it. Its life's bitter truth. Everyone has to go someday. C'mon keshi try to overcome it.

Keshi said...

tnxxx KK I will try to, HUGGGGGGGGZ!

Keshi.

Cazzie!!! said...

Keshi. I am so sorry I have not visited your blog recently, I shall blog roll you today.
Thankyou for your tribute to Steve Irwin here, he means so much to my family here and my kids identify closely with his all being sucha young age.
Being a nurse I see people die every other day. I am so glad to be a part of their journey when they pass onto the next life. Some people have no significant others and so it is up to me as their nurse to be there to hold their hand. To utter the last words they are going to hear, to let them know it is ok to go now, to have no fear.
When the death is that of such a young vibrant person like Steve Irwin, we reflect on our own mortalities. We knoe our call could come any day. That is why we need to carry on and do the best we can for ourselves, for our family and friends and for the future generations. Steve worked so hard to have it this way, so we could breathe fresh air,so the ozone layer can cease to widen, so we can respect each other and every living creature on the Planet.
You are lovely Keshi :)

Keshi said...

~~Cazzie

hey Cazzie never apologise for not commenting here. U r always WC any time that suits u and even if u dun get time, I know u think abt me and thats enough to keep me smiling. TY n hugggggggggz!

Steve's death is a shock I'll never recover from. Why? Not cos I was such a crazy fan of him but cos the few moments I saw him on TV was enough to capture my heart completely. He was a CHILD at heart. A man who never lost his innocence or smile as he grew up. Someone we would hardly come across in life. He just got on with it and he never thought twice abt himself. He only cared abt all the animals and people's happiness. He was a rare.

Kids love him cos he's a kid in many ways. I can never forget the expressions on his face and the way he talks. One can only love him and once u start to love him u can never forget him.

Death is a hard thing to get over. I wonder how u do such a tough job. Cos if I was a nurse I would be sacked the next day...only cos I'd be crying too much each time someone dies. Ur a brave-heart and I admire u for that.

tnxxx for ur comforting words...they really helped. HUGGGGGGGGGGZ!

Keshi.

Mayur said...

I'm equally grieved by the news...he was a real good guy-will definitely miss him!
RIP Steve

the_ego_has_landed said...

"Only the good die young. "

true...

He was brilliant. We'll all miss him

sittingnut said...

heyy!
huugggzzz!
hope comments by others here comforted you.

i was so shocked when i heard this on the news.
he gave us all lot of entertainment .
though i did not like the fact he engaged in what imo were rather silly antics, there was no doubt he loved what he was doing. and it was his choice.
as you say we need more free spirits like him in this world.

Keshi said...

~~Mayur

tnxx Mayur :*(








~~The_Ego_Has_Landed

Im walkin ard like a zombie these days...the loss is just inexpressible.








~~Sittingnut

WB n huggggggz! Missed ya! I read u were all ard the place ha? cool. Just TC.

Im still in shock Sittingnut. Whole of Australia is grieving. It's just unbelievable cos even tho death happens to everyone, Steve was not everyone.


Keshi.

smiley said...

u aussies will miss him :(

Known Stranger said...

i had heard about his life from childhood from a friend who been doing a porject in australia and made himself meet steve and have lunch with him and his children. He weas not aware of the news as now he works in oman. I sent your link to him - though i am much unaware of his skills excpet those moments i glued myself to tv watching his courage. A nice who understood crocodiles better than any one. crowdiles would now really give a true tears

first time i believe the tears are not crocodile tears

ari4u said...

It made me real sad to see steve die this way. What is ironic is, in his list of the most dangerous creatures, the stingray was nowhere in the list.

I was told of Steve's death a day before i was to snorkel the reef. May his soul rest in peace. He definitely lived the life no one would have dreamt of. He lived life the way he wanted to, doing what he liked the most.

What i did not like was him holding his little baby in one hand and tackling the crocodile with the other hand. That was mighty unwise.

deepsat said...

sad abt his loss!! but he was a great guy!! and he died doing what he loved most!! guess no regret on that!!!

Keshi said...

~~Smiley

the whole world misses him Smiley...those who loved this man's zest for life and love of animals. Also the animals have to endure the greatest loss.







~~Known_Stranger

**first time i believe the tears are not crocodile tears

so true...the ppl who cried for him never shed crocodile tears..thats for sure!








~~Ari4u

tnxxx mate! Steve was a legend that no one can replace. He lived a whole life in each day of his life...he had that much energy and zest for life. whereas some ppl go on existing for a lifetime and wud never have experienced 1% of what Steve felt!








~~Deepsat

ur right...even I try to make up my mind thinking he died doing what he loved the most. And once he said on tv that he would even give his life to wildlife. So yeah, cos he was shooting 'Ocean's Dedaliest' while he died, I feel his soul will rest in peace.

TY!



Keshi.
~~

R2K said...

Anyone here actually think about the name of the animal?

STINGray... Why am I not that shocked that a sting ray stung him?

Keshi said...

Alex WC!

D u mean Steve should have known better? Well this could have happened to anyone. And no he was not trying to touch it or something. The final moments of his life was captured on camera. And the Police confirmed that Steve was not touching the animal...just swimming past by. I call it an accident...something that would have happened to any diver.


Keshi.

alias Fleiger said...

You might have seen these... even then, worth a second look. Any more links appreciated, http://verbaltorture.blogspot.com/2006/09/crikey.html

Keshi said...

Fleiger I cried reading em...such a heartfelt post...thank u!


Keshi.