I am a scuba diver and the thing I hate is the media circus singing "I told you so". The guy did a lot of good things for people. I think he was really hurt by the media attacking him when he "exposed his baby to danger". Getting taken out like this? What are his kids going to think of him coming up? They will never know him as the respected zoologist he was. He's now that crazy guy that killed by a Ray.
I have a lot of respect for who he was and what he did. If you work a lot with Rays this kind of thing is not common. I understand it was Australia and they grow some monsters down there but getting poked in the chest by Ray you haven't provoked? Wow!. That is as wierd as saying this guy got scooped but by a T-Rex. The spur must have been six inches or better. Right in the heart? He was dead before he knew it.
Rest in peace Steve Irwin.