I was shocked and saddened to read about the death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter from Australia. Our family watched him on television as he wrestled crocodiles. Many times, we held our collective breath, certain he was about to have a huge chunk bit out of him, but it never happened.
How utterly ironic that he was killed by a stingray's poisonous barb in a freak accident. I guess you'd call having a hole punched in a heart a freak accident. If it had pierced him anywhere else, he'd have lived to captivate world audiences with the tale.
Rest in peace, Steve.