Torn from the pages of VARIETY: r.i.p. Steve Irwin
September 8, 2006, 5:21 pm by redpen1000. Filed under: obituaries!.

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GOOD-WILL CROCODILE HUNTING: MATT DAMON TO PLAY STEVE IRWIN MOVIE-ROLE. HERZOG TO DIRECT.

Not having cable television, I learned of Steve Irwin primarily through his regular appearances on broadcast television shows such as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Live With Regis and Kelly. No Animal Planet junkie here. Still, I know this much: the guy is dead, brought down by a stingray and not a parrot as he once prophesized.

“I have a deep-seated respect for parrots. …more