Activist, conservationist and animal-lover Steve Irwin was killed over the weekend when he was stung in the chest by a stingray. The 44-year-old leaves behind a wife and two young children.
From CNN.com: "Steve Irwin, the enthusiastic "Crocodile Hunter" who enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures, died Monday morning after being stung by a stingray while shooting a TV program off Australia’s north coast. Media reports say Irwin was snorkeling at Batt Reef, a part of the Great Barrier Reef about 9 miles (about 15 kilometers) from the town of Port Douglas, when the incident happened.
Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest, according to Cairns police sources."
Although best known for his numerous TV documentaries, Mr. Irwin also got to make his own movie a few years back: "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course."