Steve Irwin passed away on Sept. 4, 2006, and the details surrounding his death are still incredibly distressing. The Crocodile Hunter was only 44 years old when he was fatally stabbed by a stingray in a freak accident. While filming an underwater documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas in Queensland, the famed television personality and his cameraman Justin Lyons came face to face with an eight-foot-wide stingray when they went snorkelling in shallow waters to obtain footage for his daughter’s children’s program Bindi the Jungle Girl. After a few takes, the two decided to go back in the water for “one last shot” of Steve standing behind the stingray as it swam back into the ocean.
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