I was never much of a fan, but I admired his courage. The way he died reminded me of a friend of the family. Mike lived next door to my grandmother and had health problems his whole life. Circulation problems, respiratory problems, heat attacks, and even diabetes. He lived into his early 70’s when he died of cancer…. Steve Irwin handled numerous deadly snakes and man eating crocks but was killed by a 1000 to one freak occurrence. Getting stung through the heart by a sting ray was probably the least likely way he imagined himself dying. Oh well, just goes to show that when it’s your time, it’s your time.