A response to Dan/Tom:
First of all, this is the first fatal sting-ray attack recorded in Australia since 1945. I don't think he was taking such an extraordinary risk filming a sting-ray based on what we know about their ethology. Yes, it's true, the show he was filming was called "Ocean's Deadliest" but I don't think he was out there trying to get himself killed.
That having been said, picking out any random day from his life is probably a million times more exciting than all of the years of our lives combined. The man was a risk taker, and he died doing what he loved. Tom, I know you hate it when I tell you this, but go out and rent "Defending Your Life" again. This is exactly what I'm talking about. I think the chances of you getting mugged or getting run over by a bus while you listen to your iPod, or your heart failing you on the Squash court at The Yale Club are probably much greater than the odds of The Croc Hunter dying on his average day. But atleast he died after pulling a toxic sting-ray barb out his aortic valve. This will not be soon forgotten.
I'm not afraid to admit that I am really quite sad about his death. I love writing for this blog, but mocking Steve is off limits. Consider making a contribution to http://www.wildlifewarriors.org.au/ in his memory if you care to.
Update: Crikey! (Thanks Rich).