10 Years After His Death, Video Proves No One Was As Gnarly As Steve Irwin


Legendary wildlife fanatic and all-around gnarly gentleman Steve Irwin died 10 years ago today.

People around the world are paying emotional tributes to the TV personality who died after being struck multiple times by a stingray barb while filming in the waters off the coast of Queensland.

He was only 44 years old, and left behind his wife Terri, and children Bindi and Robert.

Bindi posted a photo of her and her dad on Instagram in memory of his anniversary. She wrote,

You'll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe.

The wildlife magician kept us on the edge of our seats as he handled some of the deadliest animals on the planet — dicing with death over and over.

He had many outrageous moments. But here's a video of Steve lying down next to the world's deadliest snake and watching as it slithers up beside him and licks his cheek. Yes, LICKS HIS CHEEK.

He says,

Well, that hasn't happened to me before, or anybody else — anybody alive that is. Just think, the deadliest snake on Earth came up and gave me a lick. Good thing she didn't like the taste much.

RIP, Steve.