Reports of the Australian wildlife television presenter Steve Irwin's death have long been either exaggerated or expected. On previous occasions, Irwin, known worldwide for his Discovery Channel programmes, was allegedly killed by a black mamba and a komodo dragon. This time, sadly, the reports were true - the barb from a stingray punching into his heart in what most experts regard as a freak accident.
Say what you will about the man most of us knew simply as "The Crocodile Hunter", but he was a great lover of our planet and the astonishing variety of flora and fauna that lives on it.
This article has a lot of great Steve Irwin quotes, if you are interested.
Rest in peace, mate.