It is sad that Steve Irwin died yesterday his family, his animals and the environment will all be impacted by his passing. Steve died while filming a documentary on the deadliest animals in the sea, ironic in a morbid kind of way. Apparently he had no chance of surviving the sting ray puncture to his lung.
There a two aspects of this story that are a bit out there. Firstly there a calls for him to have a state funeral to honour him and secondly as of 7am 5 Sept 2006 (AEST), the 3 of the top 6 searches on Technorati relate to Steve Irwin, on gnoos 1 out of the top 5 searches and 3 out of the toip 5 tags are about him. Even Yahoo search has 1,200 references to “steve irwin death”, in less than 24 hours!
The guy was popular!