The Crocodile Hunter is dead

:( Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray earlier today. He was filming for a new TV show, and was stabbed in the heart by a stingray. Something about the words "stabbed in the heart" always makes me giggle... but I'm actually quite sad about this. We used to watch Steve Irwin on TV all the time. He's done some great things for Australian wildlife, and awareness of animals and the like, but he's never come across as out-of-touch-with-reality like PETA does.

Lots of news sources for this one. Here's a couple: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead Steve Irwin is dead ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin is dead Croc Hunter Steve Irwin 'died instantly'