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Even Steve would not have asked for more!!! It is a loss to the world but not for Steve. He would have rather wished to die that way than meeting a natural death on a hospital bed. Given the fire he had for adventure, what else can a true adventurist have asked for – to die playing his own trick and doing what he does best of all things. There couldn’t have been a better end to a life that was full of action, risk and fun.
He lived his life to the fullest. I think even Richard Branson would agree with Steve’s way of life and the end he met. Richard, in his biography has said that he would never again risk his life for something like a round-the-world balloon trip. But at the deep of his heart, he would give everything away for adventure. When its in your blood, what can imposed thoughts do.
Those phrases “Look at this beeeuutiful guy!!!”, “he is getting cranky…look at him ..he is a fantastic guy” .. All this in a over accentuated Australian English. He built his own brand identity with each of this shoots, each of his croc videos and everything he did including his world-famous khaki shorts. And what a wonderful partner he had in his wife. It is a loss to her, but I guess and in fact she would appreciate the way her husband met his end.
“I did not want to die of cancer, I felt like fighting it. I want to die racing down an Alpine slope at 100 miles per hour with an American flag on my back, a Texan helmet and crashing into a razor sharp rock” – These were the words that give a head start to Lance Armstrong’s “It not about the bike – The Journey Back to Life” autobiography.
Be it Steve Irwin, Richard Branson or Lance Armstrong .. they all have the same Basic Instincts driving them.
Long Live Adventure.
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