Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006) was an Australian naturalist, wildlife expert and television personality. He was best known for the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an unconventional wildlife documentary series which he hosted with his wife Terri Irwin that was broadcast worldwide. He also owned and operated the Australia Zoo at Beerwah in Queensland with friend William Rollo and his wife. He died after being stung directly in the heart by a stingray while filming a documentary segment for his daughter's show.
Steven Irwin died from being stung in the chest by a Sting Ray.