What sad news to wake up to! The seemingly invulnerable Australian Crocodilehunter
Steve Irwin has been stung in the chest by a stingray near Queensland's Great Barrier Reef while filming a documentary.
It comes as a surprise, as the world has watched Irwin tackling life-threatening situations on a frequent basis, always unmoved by danger and enthusiastically chattering in his likable Aussie-accent.
The attack is supposed to have happened as Irwin was swimming above the stingray - the fish reportedly piercing Irwin's chest and possibly his heart with his poisonously barbed tail.
Rest In Peace, Crocodilehunter! And thank you for making nature documentaries watchable again for younger generations.