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Stephen Robert Irwin
Born: 22 February 1962 Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 September 2006 Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia
Cause of death: Stingray barb causing hole in heart.
Notable because: Became world famous with his enthusiastic love of nature.
Steve Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an iconic Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Together, they also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by his parents in Beerwah, Queensland. He died in 2006 after his chest was fatally pierced by a stingray barb whilst filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MV Steve Irwin was named in his honour, christened by his wife Terri, who said "If Steve were alive, he'd be aboard with them!"
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