â€œHe came on top of the stingray and the stingrayâ€™s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart,â€? said Stainton, who was on board Irwinâ€™s boat at the time.
How freakish is that?! It's a shame. I've always thought - despite his antics - that Steve Irwin was a fantasticly effective educator.