Irwin (44) was filming an underwater documentary at Batt Reef off Port Douglas, near to the Great Barrier Reef when he was struck by a stingray barb to the chest.
Paramedics and a medical helicopter rushed to the scene, but they where unable to say him.
He will be sadly missed by all.
Crocodilehunter.com (Australia Zoo – Home of the Crocodile Hunter)
‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin killed (BBC)
Irwin died ‘doing what he loved best’ (ABC News Online)
Australia’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Killed by Stingray (The New York Times)