Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By Brendon Charnock
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Steve Irwin

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Steve Irwin

Last Words: Don't worry, they usually don't swim backwards.

Known as the crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin was renowned for his courage in the face of danger and his great love for the natural world, which he documented extensively throughout his career. In the end he would die for his art, when a stingray planted its tail spine into his chest while he was filming it at close quarters.

His final words were said after noticing that the Stingray was acting strangely. Video footage of the incident would later confirm that the creature was in fact  swimming backwards prior to the fatal strike.


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