Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:51 PM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:31 PM
It is very sad - he certainly was a great conservationist and a wonderful ambassador for Australia. I had no idea how well known and how loved and respected he was worldwide - it is indeed a great loss to our planet.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:04 PM
you can write a note of sympathy.
I really loved his programmes and can still hear his voice yelling ''crikey'. He
was a great character and well known on this side of the ocean!
Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:52 PM
This guy didnt deserve to go out so early, but realistically, he 'worked' with deadly animals every day and on film, looked to have at least 2000 lives!!
He ran out of luck I think because he actually made an error of judgement. I don't think that it was a 'freak' attack as has been reported in some media.
If you swim or come from behind any animal and cast a shadow over it, they think they are under attack and have mechanisms to stop their prey and make a get away. ANY animal (or human) would react like that if under threat. It's just a shame he wasn't prepared for the sting and didn't even seem to have any protection on for being in the water with deadly animals (which was the documentary he was filming).
Anyway, poor guy and poor family. Our hearts do go out to them. There has been many tribute shows about him, and it is a sad loss for the country.
Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:29 PM
His enthusiasm for his work and the animals was contagious and came across well on tv. We really think this is one man who was thought well of all over the world. Australia is justly proud of him.
There has been a tv interview with Steves' wife and Barbara Walters. She (Steves' wife) was brave to do this when you could tell that she was still heartbroken. One of the bravest things we have ever seen and just heartbreaking to watch. Their love of each other and their children was plain to see.
Sometimes a life is ended early that makes you wonder how the older man would have been. Steve has left a great legacy in his short time and our sympathy is with his family and all the Aussies that knew and loved him.
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