On September 4, 2006 the world lost a great man.
Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert who stole hearts across the globe as The Crocodile Hunter. On his hit documentary TV series, he became an international sensation.
His death came as a huge shock to everyone, as he was only 44 and after his years of hunting crocodiles, many thought he was invincible. While filming a new documentary, Odean’s Deadliest, Steve was fatally stung by a stingray.
While the world grieved his death, no one took it harder than his family. At the time, Steve’s little adventure girl, Bindi, was only 8. Though she was devastated by her father’s death, Bindi was incredibly strong according to her mother.
Just as this anniversary came up, Steve’s parents released a long lost letter their son had written him in the early 1990s. As today marks the 10-year anniversary of his death, Bindi shared a post on her Instagram account honoring her hero.