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FAREWELL TO A BIG BEWDY

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Steve Irwin waves from Croc One while leaving Port Douglas on his last expedition on Friday. Photo: Paul Hanley

Like millions of people today the world over, I am very sad to read of the death of Steve Irwin. He was certainly a unique person, and…a real bewdy.

Condolescense to Irwin’s family and friends, who, I can barely imagine to what extent are feeling low. But Irwin left our world doing what he loved and he certainly lived to the fullest, giving so much to so many people and the animals he loved so much as do many of the rest of us. Rest in peace, Steve Irwin.

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  1. I’m so glad you wrote about this. I loved his TV appearances. He clearly was at one with the universe. Our planet needs more caring like his, to value all the forms of life as part of a well-planned whole.

  2. -S- says:

    We all have limited lifetimes (easy to forget that, what with our intense existences) and that Steve Irwin left the world quite so suddenly and unexpectedly was, actually, a good death — because I can’t imagine the horror had he been attacked by a croc or alligator or bitten by a snake, any without rescue.

    The stingray attack was — it really does seem in the full picture of Irwin’s wonderful life and person — Nature’s efficient, least horrifying method to conclude Irwin’s time with us here on this planet. There were no contradictions nor bitterness involved in the sense of injustice as to the circumstances, is my point. Sudden and unexpected and certainly unusual, but not in any way that Irwin can be diminished: the stingray behaved quite impulsively, unexpectedly, there was no provocation.

    However, I was very sad to read this news yesterday morning. Very sad, with the focus on his wife and children and me and all those fans like me who really, really loved this guy. And so are sad because we just don’t like to see him go.

    I loved his television work, too.