Steve Irwin’s widow Terri has spoken for the first time about her husband’s untimely death earlier this month.
She told Good Morning America of the moment she heard about his death, saying: “Steve’s friend and manager John Stainton rang.”
“He said, ‘There’s been a diving accident with Steve’ and I thought, ‘Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it’ and he said it. He said those three words, ‘Steve is dead’.”
She admitted that she is still coming to terms with the Crocodile Hunters death and thanked the public for their “thoughts and prayers”.
She then went on to talk about last week’s memorial service, saying: “I walked into the Crocoseum and I knew people would be missing Steve but the feelings of love and support from Australians was just overwhelming.”
“He would have said, ‘Crikey, mate, I can’t believe this’.”
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My daddy was my hero.
I know that Daddy had an important job.
He was working to change the world
so everyone would love wildlife like he did
Brave Bindi even said she will film the same giant fish who killed her father when she presents her own wildlife TV show ‘Jungle Girl’, scheduled to air in January.
Steve Irwin’s brave little daughter, Bindi, got a standing ovation after delivering a eulogy to her father today.
Watched by her mother, Terri, brother Bob, and about 5000 mourners at the Crocoseum at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, the eight-year-old spoke with remarkable clarity and assurance.
Smiling and reading her own tribute from a sheet of paper in front of an image of her dad, she said: “My daddy was my hero – he was always there for me when I needed him.”
She traced the words on the paper with a finger.
Read More…for Transcript of Bindi’s Speech
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