Steve Irwin became one of the world's most famous television stars. The Crocodile Hunter was a huge hit in American and Australia, and the series was seen and loved by more than five hundred million people in one hundred and thirty countries around the world. Steve was well-known as a wildlife expert, a conservationist, a zookeeper, and for his TV show. Steve had a larger-than-life personality and a fearlessness in the face of danger. Unfortunately, his career was cut short in 2006 when he was killed by a stingray, but his legacy lives on in his Zoo and in his surviving family members.