The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was one of the most loved television personalities of his time and his death was ever more tragic considering he died doing what he lived for, tragically being stabbed by stingray hundred of times off the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.
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His death occurred almost ten years ago to the day and the anniversary has become even more heartfelt after his father discovered a letter that Steve had written to him and his mother after it fell out of a book recently. It’s pretty emo stuff so get ready:
Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a ‘bloke’s life’ is that it takes over 30 years to realise how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my HAPPINESS.
At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out. In good times and in bad, you were there. Your strength and endurance to raise me will not go unrewarded. My love for you is my strength!
For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we’ve shared and will continue to share. You’re my best friends!
On the envelope was written ‘please be happy to know that your strength and wisdom have been passed on.’ Emo. It gets even sadder when you realise that his parents never received that letter whilst Steve was alive, and it sat in that book for 12 years before his death and another ten after.
Let’s hope that he managed to say that to his parents in person, and maybe you should go and tell yours that too. On a lighter note though, have you seen what the Crocodile Hunter’s daughter looks like these days? Total babe.