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Steve Irwin

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
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Profession: Naturalist and TV Star

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Nicknamed 'The Crocodile Hunter' and star of the internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series of the same name.

Born: February 22, 1962
Birthplace: Essendon, Victoria, Australia

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: September 4, 2006 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest.

Married Life

  • 1992-06-04 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

Historical Events

  • 1997-04-05 Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts