It has been almost 12 years since the world lost the legendary Steve Irwin, also known as “The Crocodile Hunter”. His untimely demise at such a young age left many in shock and mourning. Recently, in an interview on the Australian television series “Anh’s Brush With Fame”, his wife Terri Irwin opened up about his death and shared a heartbreaking secret.
Terri, who is now 53 years old, was on the show to promote her advocacy as an anti-culling campaigner. However, the conversation quickly turned to her late husband. She spoke emotionally about how Steve always had a sense that his life would be cut short. “He never thought he’d have a long life,” Terri revealed. It is a tragic realization that Steve’s premonition turned out to be true.
On that fateful day in 2006, Steve was filming “Ocean’s Deadliest” in Queensland, Australia when a stingray pierced him in the chest with its barb. Terri was notified of the incident, and she vividly remembers the overwhelming grief she felt when she had to break the news to their two children, Bindi and Robert. She recalls, “I just remember this incredible sense of responsibility… ‘what do I do next?’… which was really hard.”