"Stephen Robert" ""Steve"" "Irwin", nicknamed ""The Crocodile Hunter"", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast nature documentary/wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin/Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, Queensland/Beerwah, about north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane, Australia/Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin/MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous scientists! More Steve Irwin on Wikipedia.