I heard it on the radio this morning, Steve Irwin is dead. Every time I sat still today I started to get a little misty eyed over the news. I'm still having a hard time believing it now more than 12 hours after first hearing of Steve Irwin's demise.
It seems Steve died doing what he loved, getting up close and personal with creatures the rest of us wouldn't dare to go near. He was an entertaining and passionate advocate for wildlife. When I watched his shows I often shook my head at the sheer madness of what he did. I kept watching because he seemed to have a genuine enthusiasm for the creatures he was encountering. No one else could have pulled it off.
I loved the way Steve kept his wife close by his side so much. It seemed that Terri was a part of his life and shared in his passion. Steve seemed to turn just about everything into a family affair. And everyone was his family. I really admired him for that. Steve Irwin will be missed.
Other's blogging about Steve Irwin.
Tim Blair: Steve Irwin
Parableman: Steve Irwin (1962-2006)
Wizbang: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was Killed
Cobb: Steve Irwin RIP