"Our whole passion to be on this planet is to educate people about wildlife, I will die doing that. I have a gift."
Steven Irwin 1998.
And so you have passed. Doing what you loved best.
Beloved amongst Adults and children alike, you gave so much.
Joy, delight, fear, surprise and awe – all rolled into one.
You taught us not to fear the animals – to respect them and to live with them.
That there is only one earth – for all to share – man and beast alike, you helped maintain that connection.
And I thank you for that.
The children will take your passing the hardest.
But here in my heart I understand that with this one loss, we are all diminished.
Khaki clad, bright blazing smile
Loved by kids everywhere