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    Unhappy Steve Irwin killed

    Australia's 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin killed

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition, Australian media said. He was 44.
    Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when he was stung, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its website.

    He collapsed at Batt Reef, near Low Isle and the resort town of Port Douglas, Queensland state police said in a statement. Port Douglas is about 1,260 miles north of Brisbane, the state capital.

    A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene but Irwin had died, the statement said.

    Queensland ambulance service spokesman Bob Hamil confirmed that a diver had been killed by a stingray off Lowe Isles Reef and said cause of death appeared to be a "stingray strike to the chest."


    Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchword "Crikey!" in his television program Crocodile Hunter, which was first broadcast in Australia in 1992 and has aired around the world on the Discovery channel.

    He rode his image into a feature film, and developed the Australia Zoo as a tourist attraction.

    Irwin had received some negative publicity in recent years. In January 2004, he stunned onlookers at the Australia Zoo reptile park by carrying his month-old son into a crocodile pen during a wildlife show. He tucked the infant under one arm while tossing the 13-foot reptile a piece of meat with the other.

    Authorities declined to charge Irwin for violating safety regulations.

    Later that year, he was accused of getting too close to penguins, a seal and humpback whales in Antarctica while making a documentary. Irwin denied any wrongdoing, and an Australian Environment Department investigation recommended no action be taken.

    Irwin was also seen as a vocal critic of wildlife hunts in Australia. The federal government recently dropped plans to allow crocodile safaris for wealthy tourists in the Northern Territory following his vehement objections.

    Irwin told the Australian television program A Current Affair that "killing one of our beautiful animals in the name of trophy hunting will have a very negative impact on tourism, which scares the living daylights out of me."

    He is survived by his American wife Terri, from Eugene, Ore., and their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December.

    Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who used a photograph of his family at Australia Zoo for his official Christmas card last year, hailed Irwin for his work in promoting Australia through projects such as "G'Day LA," an Australian tourism and trade promotion week in Los Angeles in January.

    "The minister knew him, was fond of him and was very, very appreciative of all the work he'd done to promote Australia overseas," Downer's spokesman Tony Parkinson said.

    Stingrays have flat bodies and tails with serrated spines, which contain venom and can cause cuts and puncture wounds. The creatures are not aggressive and injury usually occurs when a swimmer or diver accidentally steps on one.





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    "شکارچی تمساح" مغلوب ماهی شد

    استيو اروين توسط يک ماهی سپر نيشدار از ناحيه سينه گزيده شد و ساعاتی بعد جان داد. او طرفدار حيات وحش و عاشق حيوانات بود.

    اروين در حال ضبط يک مستند تلويزيونی زير آبی از زندگی جانوران دريايی در منطقه مرجانی نزديک سواحل کوئينزلند، استراليا بود که هدف نيش ماهی قرار گرفت. گروه امداد پزشکی نتوانست جان او را نجات دهد.

    اروين که 44 سال داشت به کار با حيوانات خطرناک شهرت يافته بود. در اين عکس او در شوی تلويزيونی معروف جان لنو، مجری آمريکايی، يک مار افعی بزرگ را به دور شانه خود و جان لنو انداخته است.

    تری، همسر اروين، اغلب به او کمک می کرد. در اين عکس اين دو يک مار پيتون برمه ای را در دست گرفته اند.

    اروين دو فرزند داشت. او روز تولد شش سالگی اش يک مار پيتون هديه گرفت و از همان روز شيفته حيوانات شد. پدر و مادر اروين مالک يک پارک خزندگان بودند.

    او طرفدار سرسخت حفظ منابع طبيعی بود و عکسهای بسياری با حيوانات - از جمله در سال 2003 با اين شتر به اسم کيمبرلی - دارد.

    در سال 2004 اروين در يک برنامه تلويزيونی پسر يک ماهه اش را نزديک يک تمساح برد که خشم بسياری را برانگيخت. او می گفت که فرزندانش از جمله دخترش بيندی بايد رفتار تمساح ها را درک کنند.

    اروين که با جانوران خطرناکی چون اين مار بسيار سمی استراليايی سر و کار داشت، يک پارک کوچک خزندگان را در ايالت کوئينزلند به باغ وحش استراليا تبديل کرد. اين باغ وحش اکنون به يک مرکز بزرگ حيات وحش تبديل شده است.

    او با تاسيس "بنياد استيو اروين برای حفظ منابع طبيعی"، علاقه و فداکاری خود را برای نجات گونه های در معرض انقراض نشان داد.

    آلکساندر داونر نخست وزير استراليا گفت او به آقای اروين خيلی علاقه داشت و به فعاليتهای او در راه معرفی استراليا به جهان خارج بسيار ارزش می گذاشت.

    در پی اعلام خبر درگذشت استيو اروين، هواداران او در باغ وحش استراليا دسته های گل گذاشتند.

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    khoda rahmatesh kone....man kheili narahat shodam....kheili karasho mididam....

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    I had watched some of his shows too, informative and interesting. so sad that he died, but at least he died doing what he loved.

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    I am so sorry for him ! :=(




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    everyone has to die someway or another. at least he died relatively fast and relatively painless. he didnt have to endure sickness and his death was sudden.

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    Wow. out of those dangerous animals he dealt with, he got hit by a stingray (fekr konam be farsish mishe sofre mahi. right?)

    anyway I'm sorry to hear that.
    Last edited by ~Nadia~; 09-06-2006 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Nadia~ View Post
    Wow. out of those dangerous animals he dealt with, he got hit by a stingray (fekr konam be farsish mishe sofre mahi. right?)

    anyway I'm sorry to hear that.
    Is correct... Is Sofreh mahi .




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    Steven Irwin Sample Tribute

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    How Steve Irwin Got Killed!

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    Rest in Peace and Bless his soul
    نه غزه نه لبنان جانم فدای ایران


    در زندگی زخم*هايی هست که مثل خوره روح را آهسته در انزوا می*خورد و می*تراشد.
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    Thousands remember 'Crocodile Hunter'

    BEERWAH, Australia - Friends and fans, including Hollywood stars and Australia's prime minister, bid farewell to "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin on Wednesday at a service that veered from poignant tributes to belly laughs.

    Irwin's 8-year-old daughter, Bindi, hailed him as her hero; his father, Bob, asked people to end their grieving, and fans were invited to laugh at his television antics one more time.

    The ceremony was carried live on three national television networks and at least one radio station. Flags on the Sydney Harbor Bridge and throughout Irwin's home state of Queensland flew at half-staff, and giant television screens were set up for people to watch the service.

    Prime Minister John Howard was among the 5,000 people who attended the ceremony at the "Crocoseum," the small stadium in Irwin's wildlife park where he regularly put on crocodile-feeding shows.

    "Steve Irwin touched the hearts of Australians and touched the hearts of millions around the world in a very special way," Howard said.

    In a recorded video message from New York, Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe said: "It was way too soon for all of us. We have lost a friend, a champion."

    Irwin, 44, died Sept. 4 when a stringray's barb pierced his chest while he filmed a TV show on the Great Barrier Reef. His family held a private funeral service for him on Sept. 9 at the family-owned park, Australia Zoo.

    As expected, there was one empty seat at Steve Irwin's personal stadium symbolically set aside for the late conservationist himself. On the stage sat Irwin's widow, Terri, and their two children, Bindi, and Bob, 2 all dressed in Irwin's favorite khaki. It was their first public appearance since Irwin's death.

    "Please do not grieve for Steve, he's at peace now," Bob Irwin said. "Grieve for the animals. They have lost the best friend they ever had, and so have I."

    Bindi told the crowd at the ceremony that "my Daddy was my hero."

    "He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun," she said.

    There were lighter moments, including several video clips of Irwin's in-your-face antics that drew laughs and applause from the crowd.

    Most popular were out-takes and bloopers from his TV program, showing Irwin falling out of boats, getting bitten by lizards and forgetting his lines.

    At the end of the ceremony, Irwin's utility vehicle, packed with camping gear and his favorite surfboard, was driven from the stadium through an honor guard of Australia Zoo employees.

    After the truck left the stadium, a group of employees spelled out Irwin's catchword "Crikey" in yellow flowers on the ground.

    As part of the public memorial entitled "He Changed Our World," actress Cameron Diaz said in a video presentation that Irwin was incredibly popular in the United States.

    "America just flipped for him," said Diaz. "Every kid was in love with the idea of being him."

    Actor Kevin Costner said in the video that Irwin was "fearless ... He let us see who he was. That is being brave in today's society."

    Separately from the service, marine explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau said that, while he mourned Irwin's death, he disagreed with the Australian's hands-on approach to nature television.

    He said he respected Irwin's environmental message, but noted that Irwin would "interfere with nature, jump on animals, grab them, hold them, and have this very, very spectacular, dramatic way of presenting things."

    "It sells, it appeals to a lot people, but I think it's very misleading," Cousteau said in Los Angeles. "You don't touch nature, you just look at it."

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    Thx Golgol jan :=)




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    ozi o koshtan, hey hey, stingray e namard :@

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