Steve died while filming an underwater segment on stingrays. While swimming over a stingray the rays barb came up and punctured Steves chest and put a hole in his heart.
I found Steve a bit annoying the first few times I watched his show but after seeing an interview with him about his life I really grew to respect him. All that enthusiam was real. His dad owned a small reptile park and Steve grew up around animals. Steves dad taught him to catch crocodiles when he was very young. Every one of the over 100 crocs in their park was either caught by their bare hands or born in the park.
Steve died doing what he loved the most, but he died much too young.
Tributes to Steve Irwin