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In this June 18, 1999 file photo, Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter" and his wife Terri Irwin (AP Photo/Russell McPhedran, File)

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's daughter posts sweet tribute 10 years after his death


'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi posts sweet online tribute 

[UPDATE: Sept. 5, 8:49 p.m.] 

The daughter of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin posted a sweet tribute honoring her dad on the 10th anniversary of his death. 

Bindi posted a sweet photo of her father holding her as a baby. In the caption, she wrote, "You'll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe." 

Irwin's widow also honored his memory on social media. 

Australian wildlife expert, conservationist and TV personality Steve Irwin who got worldwide fame from his show The Crocodile Hunter, died 10 years ago in September of 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary.

Irwin was a wild, colorful character who was known for having captured and relocated hundreds of crocodiles in Australia. Often he would be filmed while capturing the crocodiles, jumping, thrashing and rolling around with them, on land and in water. 

Thousands of people around the world are remembering him this weekend.

He became most well known for his incredibly close, life-threatening encounters with dangerous creatures like snakes, lizards and crocodiles, all of which were caught on camera for people's entertainment and education. 

The Crocodile Hunter was hugely popular in the United States and 130 other countries, reaching hundreds of millions of people at one point. He became known for his iconic presenting style which was very obviously enthusiastic and energetic, along with his khaki outfits, his Australian accent and of course his catchphrase 'Crikey!'

A letter Steve sent his parents this letter many years before his death. 

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