I actually shouldn't be shocked, knowing that the kind of work he's into is probably more life threatening than police work. Putting your life in harm's way isn't an advisable formula for longevity. But still I was in disbelief when I heard on tv that Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin passed away yesterday. Apparently, the barb on the tail of a stingray he was following pierced his heart. I hate to say "appropriately" but he got whacked while filming an episode of "Ocean's Deadliest." He was 44 and his eldest child is only 8.