12 years ago, wildlife expert Steve Irwin tragically passed away. The “Crocodile Hunter” was killed in 2006 while he was filming a documentary, “Ocean’s Deadliest.” During filming, Irwin was pierced in the heart by a stingray.
Now, over a decade after his death, Steve Irwin is being honored in a huge way. On Thursday, the “Crocodile Hunter” was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Irwin’s family, including his wife, Terri, and their two children, Bindi and Robert, were all a part of the ceremony to honor the late adventurer. The special ceremony took place on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Terri Irwin said, “Steve always said that he hoped his message of conservation would live on forever. It means the world to us that Steve’s memory will live on in so many ways.”
According to TIME, Irwin’s star is the 2,635th star on the Walk of Fame. For the honoring ceremony, hundreds of guests attended to celebrate Irwin’s achievements.
After posing with the star, Irwin’s family added a somewhat humorous way to honor Steve’s legacy. They posed with a giant snake!
14-year-old Robert said, “This tribute just shows how great his work was and that his impression on people will last for generations to come.”
Congratulations to the late “Crocodile Hunter” on this amazing achievement! What do you think about Steve Irwin finally being added to the Walk of Fame? Let us know! In other recent news, First Lady Melania turned 48 years old yesterday. Here are her most fabulous outfits to date.