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#16 Valkyrie

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 13:55

Užas, ko sve ne hoda ovom Zemljom a baš ON da ode. Izgleda da najbolji odlaze prvi.

R.I.P. Stiv sad.gif

#17 LayneStaley

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 14:00


#18 mr@ki

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:05

Bas me je iznenadila ova vest, obozavao sam njegove emisije...

"Lovac na krokodile" poginuo na snimanju!

Australijski istraživač, poznat na televizijskom kanalu "Animal planet" po emisijima o krokodilima, Stiv Irvin, poginuo je tokom snimanja jedne dokumentarne emisije pod morem na severu Australije, kada ga je u grudi udarila raža sa žaokom na repu, javile su svetske agencije.

Irvin (44) je poginuo dok je snimao dokumentarni film, preneli su australijski mediji.

Lokalni ronilac Stive Edmondson je rekao da je Irvin umro od udara raže i dodao da je najverovatnije imao srčani udar.

Irvin je postao poznat po tome što je hrabro hvatao krokodile i druge reptile u prirodi, a 2004. godine je bio na udaru kritika, jer je prikazan kako u jednoj ruci drži svoju jednomesečnu bebu, a u drugoj ruci hrani krokodila.

Irvin je snimio više od 50 emisija "Crocodil Hunter" na kanalu "Animal planet" i stekao svetsku slavu.


#19 Psycho

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:19

ovog puta je stvarno

#20 Santa

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:33

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#21 milosh76

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:35

Steta, lik je fenomenalan!


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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:41

QUOTE(copkillah @ 4 Sep 2006, 11:56)
Nije ti ortak prorok, već ti je ortak naivan. Mene je moj ortak još prošle godine UBEDJIVAO kako je ovaj poginuo, naravno od strane krokodila. Za Steve-a su te priče kružile otkako je postao poznat, ali je ovaj put for real sad.gif

Isto sam i ja cuo prosle godine i nisam ni proveravao posto nisam bas neki fan njegovih emisija ... i sad kad procitah negde da je nastradao, pomislih da je bajata vest.
Btw, nisam imao pojma da raza moze da ubije coveka blink.gif

#23 Balttazar

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 15:56

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Daredevil Irwin dies doing what he loved

Wildlife warrior Steve Irwin was a daredevil who loved flirting with danger around deadly animals.

But after years of close shaves it was a normally harmless stingray which finally claimed his life on Monday, plunging a barb into the Crocodile Hunter's chest as he snorkelled in shallow water on the Great Barrier Reef.

The 44-year-old TV personality may have died instantly when struck by the stingray while filming a sequence for his eight-year-old daughter Bindi's new TV series, friends believe.

"You think about all the documentaries we've made and all the dangerous situations that we have been in, you always think `is this it, is this a day that maybe his demise?'," said his friend and manager John Stainton.

"(But) nothing would ever scare Steve or would worry him. He didn't have a fear of death at all."

Mr Irwin made his international reputation wrestling crocodiles and snakes.

But the flamboyant naturalist's final confrontation with a wild animal occurred at Batt Reef off Port Douglas on Monday morning, where he had been filming a new documentary, "Ocean's Deadliest".

Taking time off from the main project, Mr Irwin was swimming in shallow water, snorkelling as his cameraman filmed large bull rays.

"He came over the top of a stingray and the stingray's barb went up and went into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Mr Irwin's friend and manager John Stainton.

"It's likely that he possibly died instantly when the barb hit him, and I don't think that he ... felt any pain.

"He died doing what he loved best."

Mr Irwin's death was only the third known stingray death in Australian waters, said shark and stingray expert Victoria Brims.

Wildlife experts said the normally passive creatures only sting in defence, striking with a bayonet-like barb when they feel threatened.

Marine documentary maker Ben Cropp, who spoke to one of Mr Irwin's crew, said: "Steve got probably maybe a bit too close to the ray, and with the cameraman in front, the ray must have felt sort of cornered.

"It went into a defensive mode, stopped, turned around and lashed out with its tail, which has a considerable spike on it.

"Unfortunately Steve was directly in its path and he took a fatal wound."

Unconscious, Mr Irwin was pulled aboard his research vessel, Croc One, for a 30-minute dash to Low Isle, where an emergency helicopter had been summoned at about 11am, his Australia Zoo said in a statement.

The crew of the Croc One performed constant CPR during the voyage to Low Isle, but medical staff pronounced Mr Irwin dead about noon.

Mr Irwin's body was flown to a morgue in Cairns, where stunned family and friends were gathering on Monday night.

His American-born wife Terri was told of her husband's death while on a walking tour in Tasmania, and returned to the Sunshine Coast with her two children, Bindi and three-year-old son Bob.

The death of the larger than life Mr Irwin, best known for his catchcry "Crikey!", caused shockwaves around the world, leading TV bulletins in the United States and Britain.

He was one of Australia's best known personalities internationally and an ambassador for the nation and its wildlife.

Mr Irwin was also a global phenomenon, making almost 50 documentaries which appeared on the cable TV channel Animal Planet, and which generated books, interactive games and even toy action figures.

Prime Minister John Howard said: "I am quite shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin's sudden, untimely and freakish death. It's a huge loss to Australia.

"He was a wonderful character. He was a passionate environmentalist. He brought joy and entertainment and excitement to millions of people."

Mourners laid flowers at the entrance of Mr Irwin's Australia Zoo, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Mr Stainton said bad weather had stopped the filming for their documentary about some of the world's deadliest sea creatures.

Mr Irwin instead decided on a whim to shoot footage for his daughter Bindi's upcoming series.

"He said 'I might just go off and shoot some segments for Bindi's show, just stuff on the reef and little animals," Mr Stainton said.

"I just said fine, anything that would keep him moving and keep his adrenalin going.

"The next thing I heard on the radio was there was a medical emergency, the little dinghy he was in was bringing him back with the crew.

"Everyone tried absolutely tirelessly to revive him to keep him alive, we cut dinghies loose and made it post haste to Low Isle where we knew the chopper would be able to get in, but I think it's possible he probably died at 11am."

Diver Pete West was on a nearby boat and believed Mr Irwin may have been alive when pulled from the water.

"He was doing what he did best and unfortunately today he wasn't quick enough," he told the Seven Network.

University of Melbourne expert Bryan Fry said stingrays only sting in defence.

"They're not aggressive animals so the animal must have felt threatened. It didn't sting out of aggression, it stung out of fear," said Dr Fry, deputy director of the Australian Venom Research.

He said the stingray would have been up to 2.5 metres across, with a "formidable" jagged barb up to 20cm long, capable of tearing flesh.

"It's not the going in, it's the coming out," Dr Fry said of the serrated barb.

But the stingray's venom would not have been a factor.

Mr Irwin was comfortable around animals, no matter how dangerous, and some wildlife experts warned he took too many risks.

His enthusiasm and daring made him famous.

The Melbourne-born father of two's Crocodile Hunter program was first broadcast in 1992 and has been shown around the world on cable network Discovery.

He also starred in movies and helped develop the Australia Zoo wildlife park, north of Brisbane, which was started by his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin.

He grew up near crocodiles, trapping and removing them from populated areas and releasing them in his parents' park, which he took over in 1991.

Bob was involved in a controversial incident in January 2004, when his father held his infant son in one arm as he fed a dead chicken to a crocodile at Australia Zoo.

Child welfare and animal rights groups criticised his actions as irresponsible and tantamount to child abuse.

Mr Irwin said any danger to his son was only a perceived danger and that he was in complete control of the situation.

In June 2004, Mr Irwin came under fire again when it was alleged he came too close to and disturbed some whales, seals and penguins while filming a documentary in Antarctica.

Mr Irwin was also a tourism ambassador and was heavily involved in last year's "G'Day LA" tourism campaign.

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said Mr Irwin was an "extraordinary man".

"He has made an enormous difference to his state and his country," he said.

#24 Downforce

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 16:00

Stvarno steta. sad.gif

#25 Ivo Petovic

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 16:58


Ironija sudbine, u pravom smislu te reči.

#26 Joe D

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 17:34

QUOTE(copkillah @ 4 Sep 2006, 11:56)
Nije ti ortak prorok, već ti je ortak naivan. Mene je moj ortak još prošle godine UBEDJIVAO kako je ovaj poginuo, naravno od strane krokodila. Za Steve-a su te priče kružile otkako je postao poznat, ali je ovaj put for real sad.gif

I ja sam proslo leto cuo da mu je krokodil odgrizao nogu. Ali cini mi se da je vest bila stvarna, samo da se o radilo o nekom drugom. Cini mi se da je u pitanju lik koji je posluzio kao inspiracija za film "Krokodil dendi". Ubedjen sam da sam tu vest procitao u nekim novinama.

#27 korijander

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 18:30

Jako tužno. Nekako nestvarno.

Moglo se i očekivati da će završiti na takav način. Koliko dugo čovek može da živi na ivici, a da je ne pređe? Jedno je sigurno: umro je radeći ono što je najviše voleo.
Svet je izgubio jedinstvenu osobu.

#28 Cartman

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 18:30


Ne mogu da verujem da vise nema tog coveka koji je posedovao neogranicene kolicine pozitivne energije. Zbog njega sam ja, a verujem i jos mnogo ljudi, poceo da gledam drugim ocima na divlje zivotinje i prirodu uopste.

#29 BornToRun

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 19:27

Neopisiva šteta i tuga.
Slava mu !

#30 Alex-vozd

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 19:50

Skroz pozitivan lik.Neka mu je vecna slava!