Monday, September 04, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Dead at 44

Television personality and conservationist Steve Irwin is dead after an accident with a stingray while filming his latest documentary. Irwin, known to millions as The Crocodile Hunter, was filming off of Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a poisonous stingray barb punctured his chest. His crew performed CPR on Irwin as they rushed him back to shore where an emergency helicopter was waiting. Medical staff pronounced him dead when they arrived. The Australian native was working on his latest documentary Ocean's Deadliest when the accident occurred. Irwin was 44 years old and is survived by his wife and two children Bindi Sue, 8 and Bob, who will turn 3 in December.

For more on this breaking story, and a Flashback Edition featuring another episode of Veronica Mars, be sure to tune into the regular edition of Pass the Remote later today.

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