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Steve Irwin Thought His Life Would Be 'Cut Short', Confirms Widow

Steve Irwin Thought His Life Would Be 'Cut Short', Confirms Widow

Steve's wife, Terri, revealed that he 'always had this feeling his life would be cut short'

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

It's been over a decade since Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, died. He continuously dabbled with the possibility of death throughout his life but even when his passing came, no one could quite believe it.

But his widow, 53-year-old Terri Irwin, has revealed that Steve himself always thought that his life would be 'cut short'.

Steve Irwin was killed in September 2006 when a stingray struck him in the heart on the Great Barrier Reef.

Now, Terri has told ABC's Anh's Brush with Fame: "You know he never thought he would have a long life. He just always kind of had this sense that his life would be cut short.

"I remember him saying to me, 'I don't think I am going to film anymore, I think I am just going to spend time with my kids'.

Steve's children, Bindi and Robert Irwin.

The MailOnline reports Terri as saying she'll never move on from the famed wildlife warrior or find another partner, as she explained: "I'm just lonely for Steve."

The mum-of-two added: "I always felt with Steve, if I hadn't married Steve I wouldn't have gotten married.

"I wasn't even dating, I wasn't even looking. I was 27 years old and figured my life was going to be my work and met Steve and fell instantly in love.

Steve, Terri and their daughter, Bindi.

"I feel that we had that soulmate thing. And in the 10 years since, I haven't dated or even thought about it. Because I'm not afraid to be on my own.

"It's just really hard not having Steve. I'm just lonely for Steve if that makes sense."

Terri also revealed that she has never overcome the grief she felt when her husband passed away.

She said: "Grief hits you at the most bizarre times. So I might be talking to biology students and it will remind me of Steve and I will burst into tears.

"You don't ever get over grief. It changes, but you never wake up one morning and go, 'Oh, I'm done with that'. That was the challenge in the journey after Steve died."

Robert, Bindi and Terri at the unveiling of Steve's Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In April, the family attended the revealing of Steve's iconic star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bindi, who is also a television personality and conservationist, was seen tearing up as she addressed the crowds, telling them that her dad would have loved to have been there.

She told an audience: "I never in my wildest dreams imagined this would come true. Together we will continue to fight for everything Dad worked so hard for."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, UK News, Celebrity, Animals, Steve Irwin