Terri Irwin lets slip dark prediction Steve Irwin once made to her

In 2006 the world lost one of its greatest animal-loving personalities, and TV hasn’t been the same since.

It’s difficult to believe it’s been 12 years since zookeeper Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray in Queensland, Australia.

Yet, while the loss of such a brilliant soul at so young an age – Irwin was only 44 – sent the world into shock, his wife Terri Irwin is now speaking out to reveal that Steve himself wouldn’t have been surprised at all…


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Terri recently sat down with an Australian television series called “Anh’s Brush With Game”. During the chat, she opened up on the subject of her late husband’s passing, suggesting that he’d revealed to her an eery belief that was proven true.

Terri emotionally said: “He never thought he’d have a long life. He always kind of had this sense his life would be cut short.”

Sadly, Steve was right in his prediction. Whilst filming “Ocean’s Deadliest” in Queensland, Australia, he was struck in the chest by the barb of a sting ray in between takes. Terri recalls the moment she found out the news, and what a shock it was.

“I just remember this incredible sense of responsibility, this feeling of overwhelming grief but ‘what do I do next? I kind of collected my thoughts and then had to go out to the car and tell Bindi and Robert … which was really hard.”

Once the word spread of Steve’s passing, media sources were quick to distribute it around the globe. Millions of people were left to mourn the national treasure, who was known for his extreme commitment to improving education and awareness concerning animals of all kinds.

‪Where there is great love, there are always miracles.‬ ‪- W. Cather‬

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“No one would’ve been more surprised than Steve at the outpouring of grief and love,” she says.

“Famous wasn’t a word that occurred to Steve. I loved that about him, he was never pretentious, never big-noted himself, and we did put everything we made for wildlife and still do back into conservation, I’m really proud of that.”

I miss you. ❤️

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Time may move on, but the world will never forget Steve Irwin.

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